One Humboldt Broncos actor lastly returned back to ice rink less than a year after a semi-truck collided with the Canadian hockey team’s bus, killing 16 people.
Kevin Matechuk took to Twitter Tuesday to share an invigorating video of his son, Layne, back on the frost for the first time since the deadly slam last-place April, which compelled serious injuries to the young player.
“After 9 months @LayneMatechuk returned to the rink to skate for the first time since the accident, ” the leader said in his tweet. “Could not be more proud of Layne! #Believe”
The 18 -year-old declined extensive gashes after the slam of the bus carrying the team headed to a playoff game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
An update from the family in September revealed that Layne kept a serious brain trauma and was struggling to regain his speech.
But, on Tuesday, Matechuk shared numerous videos of Layne skating and shooting pucks. Two other survivors returned to the ice in September to play for the Broncos in their first play since the gate-crash, SI.com reported .
Layne’s father has substantiated the player’s recovery, sharing that he “has been working hard everyday.”
Layne’s return to the ice came the same day that the operator of the truck, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving is death and 13 weighs of hazardous driving motiving bodily harm.
He is set to be sentenced in law later this month.