Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Broncos Arnold, Flaman Announce Post Secondary Commitments

Two more Humboldt Broncos will continue their hockey career as Reid Arnold and Austen Flaman announce post secondary commitments.

Arnold, the longer tenured Bronco of the two, announced his commitment to Minot State University (ACHA Div 1) for the 2021/22 season.

Arnold, 20, was a staple of consistency throughout his three years with the Broncos. The Yorkton, SK native never missed a single game, suiting up for 133 consecutive games from 2018-2021 before having his 20-year-old season cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout his time with the green and gold, he established himself as a premier defensive forward in the SJHL, while accumulating 43 points.

“Reid made the Broncos as a free agent in the 2018-19 season with the extremely high work ethic he possesses,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney. “He exemplified what it meant to be a Bronco from day one.  He wore an ‘A’ for two out of his three seasons and treated his teammates, coaches and billets with the utmost respect. Reid was relied upon heavily to play hard minutes against the league’s top players and would have been a key player in the Bronco’s quest for a championship last season.”

The Minot State Beavers are located in North Dakota. Reid will be furthering his education by studying Kinesiology.

Meanwhile. Flaman, whose time with the Broncos was much shorter, was brought in to amplify those championship hopes in 2020/21.  Flaman recently announced his commitment to Simon Fraser University (BCIHL) for the 2021/22 campaign.

Flaman, 20, a veteran of 156 Junior ‘A’ games and former first overall pick in the SJHL Bantam Draft, only played six games for the Broncos after being acquired via trade. The Emerald Park, SK product racked up 94 points throughout his junior career with the Yorkton Terriers, Nipawin Hawks, Portage Terriers (MJHL), and finally the Humboldt Broncos.

“Austen was heavily recruited by SFU. We acquired him last season because we felt he had the potential to be a point per game player and would provide steady offence in hopes for a championship,” added Barney. “Unfortunately, we didn’t have the pleasure of having Austen around here for to long, but although his time in Humboldt was short, he had a lasting impression on his teammates, billets, and coaches.”

The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey Team is located in Burnaby, British Columbia and are guided by long time Head Coach Mark Coletta.

Although the Broncos only played six games in the COVID-19 shortened 2020/21 season, Arnold and Flaman join four other 20-year-old Broncos who announced commitments this past offseason, including Doug Scott, Jarett Penner, Luke Spadafora, and Tanner Marshall.