Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Offers of help pour in after Humboldt Broncos hockey crash

Offers of help pour in after Humboldt Broncos hockey crash

Later Saturday, RCMP said 29 people were on the bus and 15 were sent to hospital. Twenty-nine people were on the bus. "I'm hoping one day, maybe, my kid will be riding buses as well and it makes you sick to your stomach that something can happen", said Flames alternate captain Troy Brouwer, a graduate of the WHL's Warriors.

The lorry and bus collided on Friday at around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale. The RCMP said the collision occurred late Friday afternoon. He was detained initially but is not now in custody and his case is not now being investigated as a criminal investigation.

"It's a frightful accident, my God", he said.

The two teams had played a triple overtime game in Humboldt on Wednesday, with Nipawin winning 6-5.

The team president said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene.

Opp said the coaching staff and players from the Hawks were waiting to help. At our core, we are one small town, neighbours, friends and families. The team in Swift Current provided Bronco sweaters and the Humboldt team was originally associated with nearby St. Peter's College, an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan that operated a boys high school program until 1972.

The pain from a highway crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team that claimed 14 lives is being felt around the world.

A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been established for the players, coaches and their families. Players for the Broncos range in age from 16 to 21, according to the team's roster. Most of the others list their hometowns as being in the province of Alberta.

Broncos President Kevin Garinger offered his "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families.

"We are just in utter disbelief and shock at the loss that's fallen upon us", he told CBC.

Humboldt mayor Rob Muench, in the Broncos jersey, along with other mourners lay down flower on the stairs that enter to Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, in Humboldt, Sask. Daigon Elny, a member of last year's team, told CBC, "We were a family". "There's nothing you can do or say that is going to make people feel better that are directly involved in the situation".

"Being in that sort of situation before, I just knew the state of shock and the confusion that comes along with this type of tragedy", said Kennedy in a phone interview from Calgary on Saturday. "We will be working with our partner agencies to ensure families are notified as soon as possible", the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Expressions of sympathy poured in from around the globe. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his support for Humboldt. Trudeau also expressed his condolences on Twitter to the victims of the crash. Trump concluded the tweet saying, "May God be with them all!"

The crash killed Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and the team's play-by-play radio announcer Tyler Bieber.

The Humboldt Broncos bus crashed around 5 p.m. on Friday.

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