Medicine Hat's Michael Clarke scores first goal for Humboldt Broncos in emotional return to ice

By CHAT News Today
September 13, 2018 - 10:14am

HUMBOLDT, SASK — A Medicine Hat hockey player made his name on a national level Wednesday night.

During the second period of Wednesday’s Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game between the Humboldt Broncos and the Nipawin Hawks, Clarke scored the first goal for the Broncos in the team’s first game since the tragic bus crash on April 6.

The game was broadcast live on TSN, who shared a video of the goal.

Clarke’s goal was the lone goal for the Broncos, who lost 2-1 to the Hawks.

Locally, Clarke played for the Medicine Hat Hounds Bantam AAA, along with the SEAC Tigers Bantam and Midget AAA teams.

Clarke has played at the Junior A level since 2014. In the Alberta Junior Hockey League, he has suited up for the Calgary Canucks and the Grande Prairie Storm, and played a brief stint in the British Columbia Hockey League for the Chilliwack Chiefs, according to Elite Prospects.

He was traded to the Broncos in June.

Clarke tweeted the following after Wednesday’s game.

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Clarke speaks about scoring first goal for Humboldt Broncos