Dead In Canadian Junior Hockey Team Bus Crash

Fatalities Reported In Crash Of Canadian Junior Hockey Team Bus

Fatalities Reported In Crash Of Canadian Junior Hockey Team Bus

Friday night saw frightful news for the sports world, with the team bus for the Humboldt Broncos of the junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League involved in a crash with a semi that left 15 dead (as of Saturday night) and 14 more injured.

The team president said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene. You can't imagine what those families are going through and feeling right now.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 29 people, including the driver, were on the Humboldt Broncos team bus when the accident occurred on Friday afternoon on a rural highway, some 200 km north-east of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan, reports the Guardian. The Broncos were traveling about 125 miles to Nipawin for a playoff game that evening.

Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy, who survived a bus crash in 1986 that left four of his Swift Current teammates dead, took to social media to ask for prayers for the Humboldt hockey community. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It also brought Canadians to tears in a country where hockey is a way of life.

In a post on Twitter, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had spoken with Trudeau "to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the awful Humboldt Team tragedy. As neighbors, as friends, and as Canadians, we grieve alongside you".

Winnipeg Jets and the Chicago Blackhawks come together at centre ice wearing Broncos on the back of their jerseys for a moment of silence for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims before National Hockey League action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 7, 2018.


"It's overwhelming. It's been tough on everybody", Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench said. "So we're hoping to do that as a community as well".

"We're a really small community, and all of us here in Humboldt are definitely somehow connected to the team", Kellington told paNOW.

Adam Herold's former manager John Smith said he was "one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of managing".

The team had been scheduled to continue its playoff series at the Elgar Petersen Arena tonight.

The RCMP hasn't released many details about the crash. You come to the rink. what's better than that? The final harvesting of Logan's organs will take place overnight, now that he has positive matches for all organs donated. The junior league team is based in Humboldt, a small city about 120 miles south of Nipawin with a population of almost 6,000 people. The father of one of the team's players described a crane lifting the bus after the wreck. The native of Allan, Sask., played centre and was named the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's player of the month in February after earning points in eight of nine games.

Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks players wear "BRONCOS" on the back of their jerseys instead of their own names in a tribute to young players from Humboldt, Sask., who died in a bus crash, April 7, 2018.

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