Swaby – who leaves behind his wife Carla and their three young sons – was 34 years old.

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A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of former University of Saskatchewan Huskies male hockey player Matt Swaby, who died in a tragic farming accident at his Prince Albert-area ranch on Friday.

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Swaby, 34, is survived by his wife Carla and their three sons, Thomas (six), Blake (four) and Kody (two).

The Prince Albert Fire Department posted on its Facebook page that he was called to a farm at 11:30 a.m. in the RM of Prince Albert, where crews extricated a person trapped in a piece of farm machinery.

Swaby, a former Edmonton Oil Kings Western Hockey League captain and former Tri-City American, played three seasons for the Huskies under Dave Adolph between 2008 and 2011. He played midget AAA hockey for the Prince Albert Mintos. After his stint with the Huskies, Swaby played senior hockey for the Lloydminster Border Kings and Shellbrook Elks.

A GoFundMe page has been created for the family by Nicole Hoffart. The improved goal is to raise $ 175,000.

“On Friday, November 26, the world lost one of the coupons,” the GoFundMe page reads.

“Your support will have a huge impact this holiday season and is extremely appreciated by Carla and the boys.”

The funds raised will go towards funerals, ranch expenses, education and “I hope there are some things that can make Carla and the boys smile … making life a little more manageable,” Hoffart wrote on the GoFundMe page.

As of Monday afternoon, nearly $ 165,000 had been raised.

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