The Swift Current Broncos banged up forward group received a couple of boosts over the holiday break. The best news is probably that Stepan Novotny and Brad Hoban are healthy enough to return to the line-up tonight against Regina. That’s great news for the forward depth and both special teams units.
The Broncos have also added 1992 born forward Trevor Cameron from Notre Dame in the SJHL. Cameron had 9 goals and 20 assists in 32 games with the Hounds this season. That leads the team and is top 40 in the league despite Notre Dame sitting in last place.
Cameron played under current Broncos Assistant Coach Darren Evjen with Notre Dame last season. He was part of a Hounds roster that finished fourth in the league and earned Evjen a Coach of the Year nomination. Cameron had 18 goals and 28 assists in 51 games last season as a 17-year-old. That puts him at just around a point per game throughout his SJHL career.
The Mission, BC native is listed at 5’10, 168lbs on the SJHL website. He is also listed there as a RW. That would put him behind Novotny, Hoban and Hutt on the RW depth chart with everyone healthy. However, Hutt’s status is a question mark and Novotny may be forced to move up the middle due to the remaining injuries and Cody Eakin’s absence. We’ll see how he is slotted. Either way it should provide the Broncos with some much-needed depth. He’s also a 92 so that makes him a natural fit on next year’s roster that already has an over abundance of 1991 born talent.
Battery is running out so I’ll leave it at that for now. I’ll have more on Cameron, any call ups and the status of Graham Black tonight on our pre-game show. It gets started at 6:30pm. By the way, Broncos Captain Cody Eakin and Team Canada are in action against the Czech Republic as we speak. You can listen to that game and the Broncos game tonight live on The Eagle 94.1 FM. We’re your home for junior hockey in Southwest Saskatchewan. Eakin really was very good against the Russians drawing a penalty on the first Canada goal and winning a battle at his own line which started the rush for the third Canada goal. Those plays don’t turn up on a score sheet, but they sure make a difference between winning and losing. It’s those little things that will earn Eakin more and more ice as the tournament goes on.
Talk to you tonight.