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LIMITED EDITION ELGAR PETERSEN ARENA IN HUMBOLDT
Elgar Petersen Arena - Humboldt, SaskatchewanThe Humboldt Uniplex opened its doors in 1983 as the new home of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club. The arena was a premier facility in the SJHL at the time and remains one of the most beautiful facilities on the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League circuit today.The Humboldt Broncos are the most successful franchise in the SJHL and one of the most successful junior hockey franchises in all of Canada. The Broncos were founded in 1970, before the arena existed and Elgar Petersen became the team trainer and equipment manager. Elgar was a prominent figure in the Humboldt sports community - you could find him at the hockey rink every day during the winter, and at the ball diamond throughout the summer.Elgar not only supported the local junior ‘A’ team, but was also there to offer advice and support to all of the minor hockey versions of the Broncos. A playoff game didn’t happen in Humboldt without Elgar bringing his RBC Cup rings around the dressing room for a good luck kiss as part of the pregame ritual. Elgar showed a tremendous amount of devotion, care, and commitment to the Humboldt Broncos and the community of Humboldt.In September of 2000 the Humboldt Uniplex was renamed the Elgar Petersen Arena in honour of the man who had become synonymous with Bronco hockey. Since the renaming of the arena the Humboldt Broncos have won two RBC Cup national championships and competed in the national tournament on two other occasions.They continue to be a model franchise for Canadian junior hockey and although Elgar doesn’t get to the rink very often anymore, he listens to every game on the radio and lives on in the hearts of every Bronco. Nicknamed “Elgar’s” and the “EPA,” the small farming community of 6000 people spend their winter nights at the arena.Elgar Petersen was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015 in the grassroots category for his contributions. He was always a team first and community first man and he still brings people together today at the rink that bears his name.The Humboldt Broncos have won the SJHL title on 10 occasions, the ANAVET Cup 7 times, and have won the RBC Cup national championship twice with the most recent being in 2008.Prominent NHL players from Humboldt include:Brendan WittGlenn HallJerry EngeleBrad LauerKyle MclarenRalph KlassenTony LeswickRoss LonsberrCredit to (Kyle Fontaine), a Humboldt native, who wrote this background and compiled the pictures for this version of the One T Society.