The longest tenured Bronco out of the graduating players.
Chase Lacombe started his Bronco career as a young 16-year-old way back in the 2018/19 season. He
then spent parts of the next 5 seasons as a member of the green and gold.
Lacombe’s career featured numerous jumps up to the WHL where he spent time with the Swift Current
Broncos and the Seattle Thunderbirds. While he was in the SJHL as Humboldt Bronco, he immersed
himself as a take-no-nonsense smothering defender, as well as a leader in the dressing room.
“It’s been a privilege to coach Chase, for what seems like a very long time now since he was ready to
contribute at such a young age for us. He’s a born leader on and off the ice and has been instrumental in
building the culture we have here and what it takes to be a Humboldt Bronco. He’s one of the hardest
defenders to play against 5 on 5. On the PK, he was an integral part of why we had the leagues #1 unit
this season,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney.
After being drafted by the Broncos 44 th overall in 2017, Lacombe broke into the league in 2018 and
dressed for 44 games where he collected 3 assists and 104 penalty minutes.
The following year, The Moose Jaw, SK native logged 14 more games of Humboldt Broncos’ service while
pairing it with 19 games in Swift Current as he got his first taste of WHL action.
Over the next two seasons, from 2020-2022, Lacombe was a full time WHL’ er dressing for 93 Major
Junior games, yet he still managed to still suit up for 7 games in Humboldt. (6 games in 2020/21, 1 game
Lacombe returned to the team where his junior career began this season for his final year of Junior
Although he found the back of the net a few times in the WHL, Lacombe was still searching for his first
career goal as a Humboldt Bronco. He finally got to take home that souvenir puck on September 26 th ,
2022, against the La Ronge Ice Wolves, in his 79 th game as a Bronco. Lacombe wrapped up his 20-year-
old season with 14 points (2g,12a) in 53 games played.
Over the course of his career, Lacombe, the longest tenured Bronco on the team, played 138 SJHL
games, collecting 22 points (2g, 20a) and 289 penalty minutes. He also logged 112 WHL games, summing
up his total junior hockey career to an exact and impressive 250 games played.
The Humboldt Broncos would like to thank Chase 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, Chase.
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