14 killed in bus crash in western Canada

08 April, 2018, 02:45 | Author: Cary Erickson
  • The scene of a deadly bus crash on a Saskatchewan highway is seen in

Canadiens defenceman Brett Lernout played 2 1/2 seasons in the WHL for the Swift Current Broncos, a team that was touched by tragedy when four players were killed in a bus crash in 1986. The RCMP said the collision occurred late Friday afternoon.

There is a GoFundMe account set up to help the victims and their families.

Three people are in critical condition. He says the driver has been provided with mental health and wellness assistance.

The investigation is ongoing. "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".

Almost every single NHL team posted condolences to the affected families, but the outpouring of emotion didn't stop with just the league.

Across the pond, the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League observed a moment of silence at its first playoff game of the day.

The tragedy was felt across Canada, where hockey is the dominant sport and making long bus rides to tournaments is a rite of passage for young players.

"I can not imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this bad tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.

He added the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Head coach Darcy Haugan was also among the 14 killed. Haughan, a father of two was from Peace River, Alta.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Herold would have turned 17 on Thursday. Rod Brind'Amour, Curtis Joseph, Ron Hextall and Chris Chelios are among the former NHL stars who played in the league.

RCMP have not yet released an official list of names.

"Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes, as well as to all who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy", Broncos President Kevin Garinger said. Trump concluded the tweet saying, "May God be with them all!" Jordan Seipp, a friend, also confirmed his death.

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Conservative Leader and Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer echoed Trudeau's sentiments Friday.

Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington said she was shocked to learn of the crash Friday night. "The news I have heard is hard to comprehend".

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

Our national hockey family is a close one, with roots in nearly every town - small and big - across Canada. As of midday Saturday, more than $1 million had been raised in less than 24 hours.

"Your heart breaks for the families, the billets, the people involved".

NDP MP Charlie Angus called the Broncos "Canada's team" in his tribute. We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face.

"It's overwhelming. It's been tough on everybody", Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench said in a phone interview. Green and yellow are the team's colours.

"Sending all my thoughts and prayers to those impacted with the @HumboltBroncos bus crash".

"Pls don't share any unconfirmed information", Kennedy urged.

Haugan was one of many former hockey players that Chilman kept in touch with after hosting.

"Saskatchewan, these are our boys", said Moe, the province's top politician.

"Our hearts ... the hockey world's an unbelievable world". "The deepest grief that you can ever imagine".

Stephanie Howells says her cousin Ryan has loved hockey his entire life.



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