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The Humboldt Broncos were the hottest team to start the 2020-21 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League regular season winning five of their first six outings before play was suspended in November due to the on-going worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result of the quick start the Broncos were also leading the league in goals scored despite having a healthy inclusion of first-year players in the line-up. One of those freshmen, Carson Schultz, made an immediate impact with his new team scoring a goal in his first game and then one week later showed his physicality when he picked up a major and misconduct late in a contest against the Estevan Bruins.
The 6-foot-0, 190-pound forward from Beaumont, Alta., joined the Broncos after completing his midget-aged eligibility with two seasons with the Leduc Oil Kings in the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League. The 18-year-old Schultz collected 44 points in 61 games during his time with the Oil Kings and in that span he also amassed 69 minutes in penalties.
His first season of midget hockey was with the minor midget Oil Kings where he had 42 points in 35 games. That performance got him a brief two-game audition with the Midget AAA squad that season, but he was held off the scoresheet during those appearances.
Many projected the Broncos to be a serious contender for the league title this year and with the addition of key rookies like Schultz it looks like they were on their way to living up to that prognosis. Schultz has two more years of junior eligibility remaining so it looks like the steady rebuilding of the storied franchise is continuing to move in the right direction.