Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


(Photo Credit to the Humboldt Broncos)

The Humboldt Broncos are proud to announce a commitment for another one of our graduating players.

Three-year Broncos’ veteran Sam Marburg has announced his commitment to Queens University (USPORTS) and will become a member of the Gaels for the 2023/24 season.

Marburg joined the Broncos before the COVID shorted season in 2020/21 where his initial rookie season was halted to just 4 games before the shutdown.

When the SJHL returned to the ice in 2021/22 Marburg cemented himself one of the more difficult and punishing power forwards to play against in the league.

His first full season, the North Vancouver, BC native accumulated 17 points (8g,9a) in 53 games to go along with 148 penalty minutes.

“Sam has worked extremely hard to give himself this opportunity. The way he plays the game will translate really well to the next level. He’s punishing at both ends of the ice, he takes pucks to the net, and he’s a beast to play against every shift,” said Head Coach and GM Scott Barney.

Marburg used that style of play and improved in every offensive category in his final season of Junior hockey this year. Through 48 games, the 6’2, 190lb forward scored 12 goals and added 13 assists for 25 points.

Queens finished the 2022/23 season with a 12-12-2 record in the OUA East conference and is highly regarded for their outstanding academic programs.

“Queens is one of the most regarded degrees in Canada, so this is an amazing achievement and opportunity for Sam, not just on the ice, but in life as well. We’re very proud and excited to follow his success,” Barney added.

The Humboldt Broncos and the City of Humboldt would like to congratulate Sam and his family on the commitment to Queens University.