Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Once a Bronco. Always a Bronco. Saluting Our Graduating Players – #22 Connor Casparie

 Two-year veteran and two-time Fan-Favourite of the Year Award Winner has wrapped up his Junior Career with the Humboldt Broncos

Connor Casparie was acquired by the Broncos prior to the 2021/22 season and immediately inserted himself as one of the SJHL’s toughest player, leading the league in penalty minutes in back-to-back years.

Along with his unparalleled knack for the physical side of the game, Casparie was also a crowd favourite in the Elgar Petersen Arena, being named the Fan-Favourite Award Winner in both of his seasons at the Humboldt Broncos Season Ending Award Banquets.

“There weren’t many, if any players, that could match up with Connor in the league across his time with the Broncos. It’s a tough role that he took upon himself, and one that he was always excited to command for our team. His teammates love him, the fans love him, and he provided us with energy on a nightly basis. You always need your team to stand up for one another, and Connor protected his teammates better than anyone. We’re going to miss him as a Bronco and thank him for everything he did both on and off the ice for our team and community,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney.

Casparie led the league in penalty minutes in his first season with 257 PIMS in 46 games, while colleting 8 points (2g,6a)

It was an encore performance this season, where he picked up 5 points (3g,2a) while once again pacing the PIMS race with 239 in just 43 games in his 20-year-old campaign.

“Connor, along with an enforcer role, was also a crucial component on our Penalty Kill that finished first in the SJHL. He’s a player that every coach dreams to have.” Barney added.

Casparie finished his Broncos’ career with with 13 points (5g-8a) in 94 games played to go along with 508 PIMS.

The Humboldt Broncos would like to thank Connor for his outstanding service to the team and the community both on and off the ice and wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.

Thank you, Connor.

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco.