HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Broncos Assistant Coach Curtis Toneff has been charged with assault, said a Saskatchewan RCMP spokesperson.
Police said he was charged June 2 for an incident on May 24. No further details were revealed by the RCMP. He will make a court appearance on Aug. 17.
The Humboldt Broncos announced July 19 Toneff has been suspended from his duties following the charge.
“Curtis will have no further association with the Humboldt Broncos until further notice,” said the release, which was posted on the SJHL's website.
The team said it will not make any further comment on the issue while it is before the courts.
The Humboldt Broncos have also removed Toneff from its staff section of its website.
Toneff had joined the Broncos in 2019 after two seasons as the head coach of his hometown Nanaimo Buccaneers, which play in the Junior B Vancouver Island Hockey League.