Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Nelson Called Up To Providence. Holt and Lambert to Enter Broncos Hall of Fame

Busy Newsday!

This is great for Levi.... here's the press release. Congratulations.

The Swift Current Broncos announced today that Levi Nelson, the team’s leading scorer, has been called up by the Providence Bruins.

The Bruins, who are the affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, drafted Nelson in the summer of 2006 in the 6th round (158th overall) of the NHL Entry Draft. The 6’0” 185lbs. Nelson is a product of Calgary, AB and has spent two full season’s with the Broncos.

In 2005/06 Nelson scored 21 goals and 17 assists in his rookie season and was named the team’s Rookie of the Year. This season Nelson doubled his assist total with 34 assists to go along with 18 goals for a team high 52 points. In addition to being the team’s leading scorer he was also named the King of the Road and the Fans Most Popular Player at this year’s Broncos Awards Banquet.

Nelson will practice with the Bruins and could see some action in any of the team’s 3 games this weekend. Providence is scheduled to take on Worcester on Friday night and Springfield on Saturday night before closing out their regular season at home on Sunday night against the Manchester Monarchs.

It's been a big Bronco news day as they've also announced that Todd Holt and Dan Lambert will be this year's inductees into the Bronco Hall of Fame. Great choices!

Here's the information:

The Swift Current Broncos have announced today that this year’s Hall of Fame inductees are former team Captain Dan Lambert and the franchises all time points leader Todd Holt.

Lambert spent four full seasons with the Broncos from 1986-1990. A defenseman from St. Malo, MB, Lambert appeared in 244 games played as a Bronco where he recorded 75 goals and 244 assists. His 244 career assists are a franchise record that still stands today. Lambert helped the Broncos to their Memorial Cup victory in 1988/89 and was named the Western Hockey League’s top defenseman the following year in 1989/90.

Holt spent five full seasons with the Broncos from 1989-1994. Hailing from Estevan, SK, Holt rewrote the Broncos record book during his time with the club. He currently sits 2nd all time in the Broncos record books with 321 games played. Holt is the teams all time leading goal scorer with 216 goals in his career and is also the points leader with 423. Holt played a key role in the Broncos 2nd trip to the Memorial Cup in 1992/93 with 10 goals and 12 assists in 16 playoff games.

The 2007 Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Tickets will be available in the near future.

Great to see the Broncos progressing further up into more recent times. They've taken care of a lot of players from the late 60's and early 70's and are now moving into the next generation.

More on this tomorrow. I still have to post the Q and A of the Joe Arling interview.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why isnt Levi listed under the Providence updated rosters on the website or the ahl site? Is he just up there for practice nothing more?