An incredible and inspiring hockey story has emerged amidst a very difficult time in the sports world. The captain of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team has committed to play NCAA hockey at Northland College just two years after the tragic bus crash that claimed the lives of 16 of his teammates and team personnel.
20-year-old Graysen Cameron announced on Twitter on Sunday that he would be committing to Northland College.
“I’m proud to announce my commitment to @LumberJackHKY thanks to all my coaches, trainers, teammates, friends, @HumboldtBroncos and most importantly all my family for helping me over the last year and a half get back on the ice and play… Dream come true.”
The Humboldt Broncos also put out a tweet congratulating Graysen for his accomplishment.
“We are beyond excited to announce that our Captain, Graysen Cameron has committed to Northland College! His dedication, work ethic and leadership is above anything you could ever ask for. We are truly honoured to call Graysen a Bronco, and we always will!”
Graysen was one of 13 survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that occurred back on April 6, 2018. Cameron fractured his L4 vertebrae in the crash and was originally told he would never play hockey again. His comeback story is one of extreme perseverance and dedication.
Cameron was named captain of the Broncos ahead of the 2019-20 season and went on to post a career-best 13 points (five goals) in 46 games, to go with 128 PIM. He’s been praised by his coaches for his dedicated worth ethic and value that goes beyond the scoresheet, including his penalty kill ability. Cameron will be joining a Northland Lumberjacks team that posted a 4-22-1 record in 2019-20.
With all hockey leagues on pause right now, it’s hard to find much optimism, but this is a story that reminds you to never give up on your goals.