Haydn Delorme played 68 games as a member of the Coquitlam Express in the British Columbia Hockey League. He followed that up with 35 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and then he had a brief stint of 15 games with the Prince George Spruce Kings.
All of those places are without great places to play; however, it's Delorme's most recent stop that has him enjoying things the most. The 20-year-old from Port Moody was acquired by the Swan Valley Stampeders in the off-season. He had four goals in just 14 games with Spruce George last season so Barry Wolff knew he was bringing him in to put up points.
"I love it here, it's super awesome," said Delorme. "I know we can't have a full arena because of covid-19, but the fans that come out are super passionate and they support us really well."
Delorme is now six games into his final season as a junior hockey player and first as a Stampeder and it's certainly off to a tremendous start. In those six contests, Delorme has scored four goals and he's added nine assists for a 13 point total.
To put how dominating of a start to the season this has been into perspective, Delorme is just one point shy of breaking his all-time high in junior points. Back in the 2017-2018 season with Coquitlam, he scored six times and had eight assists.
That total came in 53 games. If Delorme remains healthy, he will play in 34 more regular-season games leading up to the playoffs in March. His 13 points have him tied with Ethan Hersant of the Winnipeg Blues for the most in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
This past weekend in the first two of four straight games against Waywayseecappo, Haydn scored three times and had one assist, and thanks to his hot weekend, he's been named the Northwest Division Star of the Week.
"I know I was brought in here to produce offensively and I'm glad that I've been able to do that so far," offered Delorme. "The team is also winning games so that's really the most important thing, I just want to help this team win."
Heading into another two-game set with Waywayseecappo this weekend, Swan Valley leads the Northwest Division at 5-1. Their 10 points are four more than both Wayway and Dauphin who both have three wins going into this weekend. The team's five wins are tied with the Blues and Virden as the most in the league.
"We've been playing really well and everyone is buying in right now," ended Delorme. "Everyone knows their role and when everyone does that, it makes things that much easier."
Going back to 2015, Haydn was drafted by the Vancouver Giants, 179th overall in the WHL U-15 draft. Dauphin fans can watch the skilled forward for the first time on November 20 when the Kings and Stampeders open up an eight-game season series.