Young and Hungry: Tyrone Bronte

With hockey leagues starting all around the world, we continue the Young and Hungry series with Australian-born Tyrone Bronte.


Who is Tyrone Bronte?

Tyrone Bronte
Forward
Born May 7 1999 -- Melbourne, Australia 
Height 5.10 -- Weight 165 -- Shoots R


 --- Regular Season --- ---- Playoffs ----
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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2017-18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Kni NAHL 6 3 3 6 0
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*Current statistics as of 09-25-2017 courtesy of hockeydb.com

After trading in the warm Australian weather for the chilly hockey rinks, Tyrone Bronte has made his presence known.

At only 18-years-old, Bronte has put himself on the map in the North American Hockey League. In his six games, he’s tallied three goals and three assists for a total of six points.

It doesn’t stop there.

Last weekend he earned himself the title of “East Star of the Week” in the NAHL.

According to Knights’ head coach Tom Kowal, the rookie has earned the position after an impressive start.

“He’s a really talented forward that has speed and hands, but most importantly he’s a really smart hockey player,” he told NAHL.com. “Tyrone is already playing big minutes and made big plays on the game-winning goals in both our victories over the weekend. We’re excited that he’s off to a fast start for us.”

Four of his six points came during the standout weekend for Bronte, with one goal and three assists in a weekend sweep against the New Jersey Titans.

The successful start to the season is coming off the heels of a 36-point season with the North American Prospects Hockey League where he wore the “C.” He ended his playoff run with four points in five games.

He’s been putting points on the board since his early career. In his first recorded season with the Victoria U13 in the Ginsberg Trophy League, he accumulated 31 points in seven games.

International play

Bronte was a member of the Australian U18 Men’s team at the IIHF World U18 Championships. The team came first in Division II Group B and were later promoted to Division II Group A for 2018. It was their 14th appearance in the tournament. According to Neutral Zone, Bronte accounted for six goals and 12 points in five games played.

He was named best Australian player of the tournament for his ability to consistently put the puck in the net. Bronte and teammate Findlay Wood led the tournament in scoring, sharing 23 points between the two.

Melbourne-native Bronte would have taken the lead in scoring if he hadn’t missed a penalty shot in a game against Serbia. This caused him to share the lead with Spanish player, Liam O’Hare.

So, what’s the verdict?

It’s too soon in the season to tell whether or not he can develop as a player and catch the eye of a scout, but he is not making it easy to ignore him. I can’t see him being drafted onto a Stanley Cup winning team like Pittsburgh anytime soon, but he may get picked up by a developing team like the Ottawa Senators or the Anaheim Ducks.

He’s a consistent player with enough experience under his belt to be a welcome addition to any team, but he has to make sure he remains at that level of consistency; otherwise, he will be overshadowed by other talented players.

Regardless of where he ends up in the future, one thing is for sure: he has done a lot to come from down under to be at the top of his game.

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