Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Once a Bronco. Always a Bronco. Saluting Our Graduating Players – #61 Lucas Ceccarelli

Lucas Ceccarelli joined the Broncos to start the 2021/22 Season and spent two years with the Green and Gold before graduating as a 20-year-old.

Ceccarelli immediately became one of the most complete rookies in the SJHL last year, finishing 8th among all first-year players with 46 points (18g, 28a) in 56 games played. The Richmond Hill, ON native entered his second season this year, and was named a full-time assistant captain due to his leadership qualities on and off the ice.

“Instant leader since he stepped foot in Humboldt. He’s a player that would do absolutely anything possible for his team and his teammates,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney.

This season, Ceccarelli finished second on the team in scoring, setting a new career high at a point-per-
game pace with 55 points (14g, 41a) in 54 games.

His defensive awareness was highly revered across the SJHL, as was his tenacious penalty killing. Ceccarelli led the league in short-handed goals (4) in 2021/22, then followed up by leading the league in shorthanded points this season (8).

“Ceccarelli deserves to have a D1 Scholarship. He’s one of the smartest players out there and plays the game 200-feet every single night. Total competitor and one of the best defensive sticks I’ve ever seen in my time coaching. For him to be a point-per-game player who doesn’t play on the powerplay, just shows how good he is in all areas of the ice,” Barney added.

Ceccarelli only missed 4 games across two seasons. He added 13 points across 20 playoff games and will finish his Humboldt Broncos career with 114 points (39g, 74a) in 130 career games.

The Humboldt Broncos would like to thank Lucas 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, Lucas.
Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco.