One of the Humboldt Broncos team members who survived the tragic bus crash last April that took 16 lives and injured 13 others is joining the Saskatoon Blades organization.
Xavier Labelle will become a Hockey Operations Assistant.
Following the accident, Xavier spent a considerable amount of time in the hospital recovering from his injuries and will continue his rehabilitation in his hometown of Saskatoon.
Blades General Manager Colin Priestner says Labelle’s parents allowed him to visit in the hospital and that is when he approached the 18 year old he wanted to make him a Blade, but at the time it wasn’t certain in what capacity.
Xavier Labelle graduated from high school at Ecole Canadienne-Francaise in Saskatoon in June and joined the Blades hockey operations staff prior to training camp last month.