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Humboldt Broncos’ Crash Surviver Commits to Play in Ontario

By Carter Brooks

Photo provided by UOIT

On Tuesday, 20-year-old Matthieu Gomercic of Winnipeg, MB. announced his commitment to play university hockey with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks in Oshawa, ON. 

Humboldt Broncos’ Crash Surviver Commits to Play in Ontario

Gomercic – a survivor of the horrific April 6th bus crash near Tisdale, SK. – will join his fellow Broncos teammate Bryce Fiske in Ontario. Fiske had earlier signed with UOIT in June. With Gomercic’s signing, he is the final 1997-born Humboldt player to commit to a U-Sports program for the fall.

After playing his bantam and midget hockey for the Winnipeg Warriors – where he put up 27 goals and 52 points in 36 games in his final season – Gomercic took his talents to the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound winger played two seasons in southern Manitoba before joining Humboldt for the 2016-17 season. Gomercic scored 15 goals and added 32 assists for 47 total points as a Bronco in two seasons of play. 

Gomercic is expected to play a substantial role with the Ridgebacks this season. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology finished the 2017-18 season with a 15-15 record after previously finishing back-to-back regular seasons with winning records. The Ridgebacks see their first action of 2018-19 on September 15th as the Western Mustangs roll into Oshawa. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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