Humboldt Broncos’ Ramsay commits to University of Toronto

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Ramsay said he wants to go to a school that offers a quality education while still being able to play hockey at a high level

HUMBOLDT — Rayce Ramsay’s puck-stopping skills and passion for computer science led him to choose the University of Toronto as his next hockey destination.

The Humboldt Broncos record goalie has announced his commitment to the University of Toronto. He will apply for Varsity Blues while studying computer science.

“Receiving a quality education is something that is very important to me, and the U of T has an excellent reputation for its academics,” said the Saskatoon product, who turned 21 in January. “I knew I wanted to go into computer science at the school I signed up for, and U of T has one of, if not the best, computer science program in the country. I also wanted to make sure I was going somewhere that cares about the hockey aspect as much as the academics do and after speaking to the coaches a few times I think the U of T will be a great place to to compete at a high level.

Ramsay has had a stellar season for the Broncos. On Thursday, he had a best 33 wins in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. When Ramsay was on 32 wins, that was the highest tally in a single season since the Nipawin Hawks’ Shaun Lee had that tally in 2001-02. On Thursday, he was second in the SJHL with 2.17 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.

“Rayce’s commitment to U of T is amazing. It’s a credit to the immense amount of work he puts in. Anyone can see what he does on the ice, but his dedication off the ice is second to none,” Broncos head coach Scott Barney said on the team’s website. “He was a prime example of what it means to be a Bronco and it’s been great for our young players to learn from him and see that level of dedication. U of T is one of the most prestigious universities in North America. We are very pleased that Rayce will have the opportunity to play there and continue his academic career.”

As of Fall 2020, the University of Toronto had an enrollment of 64,218 on its downtown campus. Maclean magazine ranked U of T as Canada’s top university based on its reputation. Ramsay is looking forward to studying computer science there.

“I first got into the field by creating simple games that you can play in your web browser and have since branched into writing full-stack web applications, but I’d also like to learn more about artificial intelligence, operating systems , parallel programming, and software design,” he said. “I think it’s all really cool. Computer networks are also interesting to me.”

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