BRONCOS’ CAPTAIN LOGAN SCHATZ HAS BEEN GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE HE JOINED THE CLUB AS A 17 YEAR-OLD FOUR SEASONS AGO.
The Broncos are a Humboldt brand through and through but the team knows the surrounding region is crucial to their sustainability in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
On Wednesday, the green and gold ventured down Highway 5 to Watson to hold a neutral site practice along with a public skate session afterwards. Business manager Chris Beaudry said reaching outside Humboldt is important.
“As an organization we wanted to do something in the surrounding area to interact with our fans outside of Humboldt. I saw the success of a similar program last season with the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders and thought how we can take the framework of this and benefit our fans,” Beaudry said.
The Watson event exceeded the team’s expectations with over 30 kids attending. Melissa Becker brought her young hockey player out to the skate; she said he is still beaming.
“My little guy had a smile from ear to ear and has not stopped talking about it. The players were so nice and patient with him. He felt like part of their team,” Becker said.
Kristelle Hoffman also attended with her kids and said they enjoyed the event.
“My kids absolutely loved skating with the Broncos today, they thought it was the best thing ever,” she said.
If your town is interested in hosting a Broncos “home away from home” event contact Beaudry at 306-874-8194.