Canada crash: 14 killed as junior hockey team bus collides with truck

Canada crash: 14 killed as junior hockey team bus collides with truck

Canada crash: 14 killed as junior hockey team bus collides with truck

Canadians have become mourners as they have learned more about the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks.

"My first junior game was in Nipawin, Saskatchewan".

"He always had a smile on his face", said Porter, who described Hunter as a "smart kid and a great hockey player" with a "great sense of humour". "It just gives you chills to think about. Money will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred".

The team's coach and team captain are among the dead.

As word spread of the accident Friday night, dozens of Humboldt residents gathered at the Broncos' home ice rink to wait for news and take solace in the community, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix reported.

At least nine players on the Humboldt Broncos team, aged between 16 and 21, died when their team bus collided with a semi-trailer in Saskatchewan. And there is no place where they are stronger than in our hockey arenas. "There's not a lot we can do".

Visibly shaken, Gulutzan opened his morning remarks with a correction of sorts.

"I'm really feeling their pain".

Grammenopoulos says he knows that Cross would have imparted all the values he showed as a Lion on the younger Broncos boys - as well as an example of "what it is to become a man".

Smith said Herold is survived by his mom, dad and an older sister. Two of them are fighting for their lives.

"It's an absolutely terrible, terrifying situation".

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Frenette wasn't in the van because he was sick that day, but said he easily could have been one of the victims.

Wack said her cousin made the best gingerbread houses and "absolutely lived and breathed hockey". But you try to do what you can and make sure there is support.

"To the entire Humboldt community: We are here for you. It's a bad thing that happened". "So we had to pull over to a rest area".

"Social media wasn't around when we had our accident, but I just remember the need (for information)", Kennedy told the Calgary Herald.

Lots of right this moment's extremely paid execs started as gamers on youth groups, spending lengthy hours on bus rides, touring from recreation to recreation.

Even today, that's how they roll from airport to hotel, hotel to arena and eventually back to the airport to jet to their next destination.

"They become part of the family", said Eaton, who took many into his own home over 10 years, growing so close he has been invited to weddings.

U.S. ice hockey team - Boston Bruins - penned a tweet of their own, saying: "Our hearts are heavy this morning. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind".

"Stephen has always been an awesome person, son, big brother, and cousin".

Both teams then stood together in a circle prior to face-off to pay tribute in a minute of silence.

Words cannot describe the loss that we feel tonight.

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