A Ferris State University hockey player is accused of sexual assault.

Darren Smith has been charged with three counts of first degree sex crimes.

One of the charges, injuring an incapacitated victim, carries punishment up to life in prison.

Smith is from Canada, but came to Michigan to attend Ferris State and play goalie for the university team.

“I instantly just felt chills running through my whole body like it's scary to think that this is happened where've I've spent home for four years. It was just scary. I wasn't expecting it,” said Sabrina Timmer, a student.

The alleged victim is a student, and the alleged assault took place off-campus on July 8.

Smith was bonded out, but must stay in Michigan and wear a GPS tether.

He's expected back in court for a hearing next week.

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