Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Logan Kurki, Humboldt Broncos

The Humboldt Broncos have an abundance of young talent this season and a month into the regular schedule they added another one when they acquired Logan Kurki from Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Since arriving in Humboldt Kurki has averaged nearly a point per game and he put the ultimate stamp on his rookie campaign earlier this week when he scored four times in a convincing win that nailed down a playoff spot for the Broncos.

The native of Maple Ridge, B.C., now has 22 goals and 19 assists in 42 games with Humboldt putting him just behind another spectacular freshman, Karter McNarland, in team scoring. The 18-year-old forward has been held off the scoresheet just once in the last month collecting 17 points in the last 12 games showing that he has adapted to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League style of play just fine.

Before moving east the 5-foot-11, 163-pound Kurki was held pointless in six games with Coquitlam, but his offensive abilities were in fine form last year when he registered 42 points in 36 games with the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs of the British Columbia Midget AAA Hockey League. Kurki also had a pair of points in two games with Coquitlam last season so it was evident that he could play at the higher level.

Kurki had a strong 16-year-old season with the Chiefs when he collected 28 points in 40 games and that production supported his talents when he amassed 63 points in 46 during his final season of bantam hockey with the Ridge Meadows Rustlers.

The Broncos are destined to be a seventh or eighth seed in the upcoming playoffs meaning they will be facing either the Battlefords North Stars or Flin Flon Bombers in the quarter-finals. Regardless of who they meet in the opening round the Broncos will need the continued offensive support shown by their talented group of young players and Kurki appears ready to continue with his impressive campaign.