(Article Courtesy humboldtbroncos.com)
The Humboldt Broncos are proud to announce another commitment to NCAA Div. I
The longest tenured current Humboldt Bronco has announced his post secondary home.
Humboldt’s own, Noah Barlage, has committed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will join the Nanooks Men’s Hockey Program following his junior career, announcing his long-awaited securement of post secondary hockey at the Division I level.
Barlage just completed his 4th season as a Humboldt Bronco in 2022-23.
The now 20-year-old, with one year left of junior eligibility, as amassed 191 games of regular season and playoff appearances combined with the green and gold since donning the jersey as a 16-year-old rookie in 2019-20. The incredible accomplishment of durability and talent to consistently dress nearly 200 games also included the COVID-19 shortened campaign where he was held to just 6 games.
“Noah has been a major part of our organization’s success for a number of years now. To see him get recognized for the hard work and dedication he’s put in is a true testament to his character and skills,” said Head Coach and GM, Scott Barney. “He’s been a consummate professional for as long as he’s been a Bronco, and one of the top defensemen in our league for a while now. We can’t wait to follow his success on and off the ice,” Barney added.
Over the course of his career in the SJHL, Barlage amassed a total of 97 points (17g, 80a). His most productive year came in 2021-22 where he was second in the league among defensive scoring with 42 points in 58 games played.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks finished with an overall record of 22-10-2 last season. They are an independent program who play out of the Carlson Centre in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Barlage marks the 5th NCAA Division I commitment from the Humboldt Broncos 2022-23 roster, and 9th commitment overall including 4 additional USPORTS commits.