By Dave Leaderhouse
HUMBOLDT BRONCOS, RW
When the Humboldt Broncos sent leading scorer Chris Van Os-Shaw west to the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Spruce Grove Saints prior to the start of the season they knew they would need someone to step in and contribute to the offense. Logan Hunter has helped out quite nicely in his first foray into Junior “A” hockey.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Hunter, who just turned 18 on Nov. 9, has chipped in with six goals and six assists in 18 games with the Broncos and in the process has helped Humboldt claim a slim lead atop the Olympic Buildings Division standings entering the Remembrance Day weekend.
The St. Albert product’s quick start could be considered somewhat of a surprise as last season with his hometown St. Albert Raiders of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League, Hunter scored just nine times in 31 games. The gifted winger did however add 18 assists and in five post-season tilts he also notched three goals and added one assist.
Last year was Hunter’s lone season at the Midget AAA level as prior to that he played with the St. Albert Blues of the North Alberta Midget Hockey League and in 31 games with that squad he posted 13-8-21 totals.
Hunter has plenty of size to be a factor on the ice and if he continues to progress at his current pace he could be a huge contributor to the Broncos’ offence for years to come. Hunter returns to action this weekend when the Broncos play the Yorkton Terriers in a home-and-home affair and he will undoubtedly be looking to give himself some kind of a birthday present by either adding to his individual points total or by helping the Broncos maintain their slight advantage in the tightly packed Olympic Buildings Division.
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