Humboldt Broncos U18 goalie Hunter Edwards was given the nod for this year’s Jacob Wassermann Leadership Award. The award was presented by former Humboldt Broncos goaltender Jacob Wasserman to the 16 year old goalie in recognition of hard work toward his goals, and community and team leadership.

Hunter said he was surprised to get the call informing him that he’d been selected. 

“Jacob called me, and I wasn’t sure I should answer because I didn’t know the number,” Edwards laughed. “Jacob introduced himself, and he told me all about the award for the goalie who presents the most leadership, sportsmanship and work ethic. I thought that was pretty awesome.”

Edwards admits he’s not entirely certain why he gravitated toward goaltending other than the equipment and the potential to modify it. Since his start, he’s grown into the pads, embracing the position in net and with the team. 

“I always wanted to (play goal) and it took a couple of years convincing my parents, but they finally said ‘yeah.’ I think they just wanted me to stop bugging them.

He says his favourite goalie is Marc Andre Fleury, a worthy choice. 

At 15 years old, he’s got a ways to travel with the team. As a young player, Edwards has demonstrated the commitment and values that will allow him to become a success.