A Humboldt Broncos player injured in a deadly crash in Saskatchewan has signed with a hockey team at an Ontario post-secondary institution.
Matthieu Gomercic, a 20-year-old forward from Winnipeg, is joining the Ridgebacks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa.
Coach Curtis Hodgins said in a news release that Gomercic has a big frame, protects pucks well and is a great addition to the team.
“He is a versatile forward who can play all three forward positions if needed and can chip in with some offence as well,” Hodgins said.
Gomercic spent the last two seasons playing for the Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and said he is looking forward to continuing his hockey career with the Ridgebacks.
“Playing university hockey is a goal that I set for myself and UOIT is now giving me the opportunity to fulfill both my hockey and academic goals,” Gomercic said in a statement.
The Ridgebacks announced in June that former Bronco Bryce Fiske had also signed with the team.
Gomercic and Fiske were among 13 players injured in April when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-trailer collided at an intersection in rural Saskatchewan.
Sixteen people on the bus were killed.
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The driver of the truck, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary, was charged earlier this month with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily injury.
He is due back in court on Aug. 21.
-With files from Global News