Last Updated on September 1, 2023, 3:17 am
Émile Gagné, a 19-year-old young man, lost his life in the early Wednesday morning frontal on Route 122 in Victoriaville, by the Sûreté du Québec. Gagné was well known for his love of hockey. The frontal collision also resulted in two injuries.
According to the Sûreté du Québec, the young driver attempted a pass without seeing the car moving in the opposite direction. Émile Gagné, was a Maurice resident. The news of his death spread daily on Wednesday via social media.
Estacades Hockey confirmed his death news through Facebook and stated:
“There is grief in the large Estacades family. Former employee Émile Gagné of our franchise, unfortunately, perished in an automobile accident this morning. Her lovely extended family is in our prayers. We extend our sincere sympathies to your parents Richard and Sonia, as well as to your siblings Jean-Simon, Julien, Marie-Luc, and Chloé. Keep an eye on yours, Emile.”
The Estacades of Trois-Rivières was also reported to be in sadness over losing the talented young player. His brother Julien Gagné also participates in the team as a player. The team will provide the support and psychological resources needed to help the Gagné family through this difficult time.
Our sympathies and condolences are with his family and community; however, Gagne’s funeral service details have not been provided.
Know about Émile Gagné
The player Gagne started his minor hockey career before joining the Estacades of Trois-Rivières, with the Saint-Louis-de-France Minor Hockey Association, including in the M18 AAA.
The Shawinigan Cataractes defeated it in the 13th round, 219th overall, during the 2019 Quebec Junior Major Hockey League playoffs. The organization said on social media that the entire hockey community in Mauritius is saddened.
In his college career, Émile Gagné participated in 22 games while wearing the Dragons uniform of Collège Laflèche. He then entered the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League, changing into the uniforms of the Titan of Princeville and the Predators of Joliette.
In the National Hockey League, the player also supported the McMaster Mobux. According to the team, this young man was well-liked by everyone and left a lasting impression on his teammates with his talent, grit, and devotion.
The Trois-Rivières speed skating club, Les Élans, has also extended its condolences to the athlete’s family. Emilie’s mother is also a teacher who is heavily involved in the Academy les Estacades’ athletic planning.
Émile will have spent a season and a half with the Predators by 2022-2023. He had previously acted as the Princeville Titan’s representative in 2021–2022, 2022–2033, and 2023–2044. Gagné was likewise chosen by the Cataractes four years prior.
Émile Gagné was more than just a hockey player; he exemplified dedication, enthusiasm, and youthful vitality. His superior skating skills earned him the respect of his colleagues, rivals, and fans.
Many of his friends and organizations are sending prayers and tributes to Gagne; he will always remembered by his loved ones—prayers for his after peace, Rip Gagne.
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