BURNABY, BC — SFU Hockey is proud to announce Humboldt Broncos forward Austen Flaman as the newest member of the 2021/22 recruiting class.
In 156 games of Junior A hockey split between the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Flaman put up 94 points, 37 of them goals.
The 5’10” forward from Emerald Park, Sasktachewan describes himself as a “playmaker, pass first, defensively sound while still an offensive threat.”
In 2015, Flaman was the first overall pick in the inaugural SJHL Draft, chosen by the Yorkton Terriers, after winning the 2014 North American Hockey Championship.
After his first junior season with the Terriers, Flaman joined the Nipawin Hawks in 2018/19, where he was the team’s points leader, scoring 19 goals and 44 points in 58 games.
In the 2019/20 season, he was traded midseason to the defending MJHL and ANAVET Cup champions, the Portage Terriers, where he netted 10 points in 15 games, but their season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic before they could defend their titles.
He finished his junior career with the Broncos with three assists in six games in the shortened 2020/21 SJHL season.
“With Austen, we’re getting someone who’s a highly skilled player with good playmaking ability and can score goals,” said SFU head coach Mark Coletta. “He’s somebody we look to possibly fill in our top six and get some power play time.”
Flaman intends to study business at SFU.
“[My] goals for the season are to establish myself as a prominent reliable player on the roster,” Flaman said.