The 2024 SJHL Draft was a part of a busy day for the Humboldt Broncos on Tuesday. Along with their draft picks, the Broncos made a couple trades.  

Following the selection of defenceman Tatum Fouquette during the first round, Humboldt acquired his brother, Tre Fouquette from the Nipawin Hawks. In return, the Broncos sent the 22nd pick in both the 2008 and 2009 portions of the 2024 draft, a 2025 1st round selections in both the 2009 and 2010 sections of the draft to Nipawin. 

Over the last three seasons, the 20-year-old has split his time in the SJHL and Western Hockey League (WHL). He has suited up with the Prince Albert Raiders and Brandon Wheat Kings during his time in WHL. During the 2023-24 season, Fouquette was with the Wheat Kings and Hawks. With Brandon he played in 24 games and had four points (1G-3A), while in Nipawin he had seven points (1G-6A) in 27 games.  

In a team release, Broncos Head Coach and General Manager Scott Barney said, “We are excited to add an elite player like Tre to our club for this upcoming season. His veteran experience, leadership and ability will be instrumental in all of our players' success.”  

The Broncos swung a second draft day deal with the acquisition of Boston Schmidt from the Yorkton Terriers. Going back to the Terriers were the 20th and 46th selections in the 2008 portion of the draft.  

A Pilot Butte product, the 16-year-old forward was with the U18 AAA Yorkton Maulers last season and collected 21 points (5G-16A) in 37 games.  

Barney said. “Boston is an elite talent for his age. He brings a combination of speed and skill that will fit right into the future of the Humboldt Broncos.”