At least 15 people were killed, and several more were injured Friday, April 6, 2018, when a bus carrying a junior hockey team and a tractor-trailer collided in Canada’s Saskatchewan province.
At least 15 people were killed, and several more were injured Friday, April 6, 2018, when a bus carrying a junior hockey team and a tractor-trailer collided in Canada’s Saskatchewan province, according to multiple news reports.
Officials have released 14 names of the 15 victims, Head coach Darcy Haugan, 42, was among them.
Broncos captain Logan Schatz, 20, and teammates Adam Herold, 16, Jaxon Joseph, 20, Parker Tobin, Logan Hunter, 18, and Stephen Wack, 21, were also killed, along with Tyler Bieber, a play-by-play announcer who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM.
Other victims of the tragedy include Brody Hinz, 18, assistant coach Mark Cross, 27, Conner Lukan, 21, Glen Doerksen, driver of the bus, Evan Thomas, 18, Jacob Leicht, 19.
Dayna Brons, the Broncos athletic therapist, 25, died Wednesday, April 11th in the hospital.
The bus was carrying 28 members of the Humboldt Broncos, including players and coaching staff. The hockey players range in age from 16 to 21. They were heading to the town of Nipawin to play a semifinals playoff game.
The team is based in the small town of Humboldt, with a population of about 6,000. As is common with this level of competition in Canada, many of the players came from other towns and were hosted by local families.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, expressed his condolences in a statement on Twitter.
“I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by the terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond,” he wrote.
“Our thoughts are with the players, families, coaches, team management and all those throughout the community who have been affected by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. “The NHL mourns the passing of those who perished and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they all love.”
In Winnipeg, April 7, 2018, members of the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks NHL teams stood together around center ice in tribute to the Humboldt Broncos. Each player wore a Jersey with the word “Broncos” instead of his own name.
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