Wednesday was the end of an almost 2 month run in the Western Hockey League's East Division hub in Regina, but it also spelled the completion of the WHL career of Foam Lake's Kaleb Bulych.
Bulych and the Swift Current Broncos' wrapped up their 24 game abbreviated schedule last night (Wed) with an overtime loss to the Prince Albert Raiders.
"It's been pretty surreal right now, but I'm super grateful for time in the WHL. Not a lot of players get to spend a lot of time in that high-level league like I did so I'm happy to have had the opportunity to improved myself as a player and person," Bulych said.
Bulych's run in the league lasted over 260 career games, and despite it ending off in a tough deciding-game loss in overtime, the run to league final with Vancouver Giants was quite the experience.
"The run was pretty cool, unfortunately the ending was not good but it's a run that a lot of us on that team will remember for a very long."
The Broncos and the other 5 Saskatchewan and Manitoba WHL teams were placed in a "hub" setting in Regina to stay safe so that teams could stay safe and play their seasons.
Bulych was thankful for the experience to get back on to the ice and play, but he admits it wasn't easy.
"It was grueling, 24 games in 48 days was tough but I'm happy with how it went, we developed lots as a team and we got really close, and I can see some good times ahead going forward for the Broncos' organization."
The 21 year old played in 266 career games in the Dub with the Broncos and the Vancouver Giants, where he compiled 9 goals, 30 assists for 39 points.
So what's next for Kaleb?
"I'm not sure yet, that's kind of up in the air right now if I'm going head towards pro or go to school in USports.
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