Humboldt Broncos crash survivor commits to University of Alaska Anchorage

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WATCH ABOVE: On this day one year ago, Saskatchewan was shaken to its core when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos crashed. Ryan Kessler reports. (April 6, 2019) – Apr 6, 2019

One of the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash intends to continue playing hockey while pursuing his post-secondary education.

The team announced on April 25 that graduating player Brayden Camrud, 20, has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Sea Wolves in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Camrud was one of the 13 people injured in the collision between the 2017-18 Broncos team bus and a semi-trailer on April 6, 2018. The crash claimed the lives of 16 players and staff on the way to a playoff game.

The only returning Broncos players were Camrud and Derek Patter, who were named assistant captains ahead of the rebuilt team’s first regular season game at Elgar Petersen Arena on Sept. 12, 2018.

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The rebuilt Broncos team earned a quarter-final berth in this year’s playoffs. Humboldt was eliminated by the Estevan Bruins in overtime during Game 7 at Affinity Place on March 26.  

Camrud, from Saskatoon, played the last three seasons with the Broncos. The centre recorded 48 goals and 125 points in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

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