By Dave Leaderhouse
HUMBOLDT BRONCOS, C
The Humboldt Broncos began the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs with wins in three of their first four games and one constant in each of those games was 19-year-old forward Brayden Camrud getting on the scoresheet.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Saskatoon product has cooled off somewhat in the last three games picking up just a pair of assists in that span, but he will be looking to continue with his point-per-game pace when the series returns to Humboldt, where the Broncos have been perfect so far this post-season.
Camrud is coming off a much-improved second season with the Broncos having posted 16-26-42 totals in 57 games. Included in those numbers were four game-winning tallies, six power-play markers and a short-handed effort showing that Camrud is reliable in a variety of situations.
Camrud, who had five goals and 23 assists in 43 games with Humboldt as a rookie last year, came to the Broncos after two seasons with the Saskatoon Blazers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. In 69 games with the Blazers, Camrud notched 29 goals and added 32 assists while also collecting 48 minutes in penalties. His gritty play has followed him to the junior level as he had 103 minutes in penalties during the past regular season and currently leads the Broncos in the post-season with 22 minutes in penalties.
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