Published: Mon, April 09, 2018

GoFundMe for Humboldt Broncos surpasses $3 million

GoFundMe for Humboldt Broncos surpasses $3 million

The news I have heard is hard to comprehend.Our province. "There is no playbook on what to do in cases like this".

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 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".

The Ladner Lighthouse Church will be holding a 6 p.m. vigil for those who want to pay their respects to the victims of the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan Friday where 15 people died.

The RCMP previously reported 28 people were on the bus, with 14 injured. The names of the dead and injured have not been released, but some have been confirmed by family members and others. Another team he drove for, the Kinistino Tigers, also issued a statement. He was detained initially but is not now in custody and his case is not now being investigated as a criminal investigation.

In a country where love of the sport is nearly a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans, while national political leaders and the head of the National Hockey League expressed their sympathies. "There are going to be long-lasting effects from this tragedy".

"I grew up right there in Saskatoon", Babcock said. "As neighbours, as friends, and as Canadians, we grieve along side you".

"And it's always a thought in parents' and fans' minds about what could happen, and unfortunately it has happened in Humboldt".

Bill Chow, president of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) has dedicated his career to supporting young athletes. It's open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20. Thirteen of the 24 players listed on the roster come from Saskatchewan, with two from Humboldt. "The entire province of Alberta stands with you at this bad time".

US President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau "to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the awful Humboldt Team tragedy".

The playoff series was supposed to continue at Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt on Sunday night. "We're a small community; some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years".

"You just send your love and pray for everyone that's involved, and hope for the best".

"Now I don't know what goes on now".

The driver of the semi-truck driver suffered no physical injuries.

Expressions of sympathy poured in from around the globe.

In a statement, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "An entire country is in shock and mourning". Trudeau also expressed his condolences on Twitter to the victims of the crash. "I can't even imagine being a parent or the wife or the kids at home and going through something like this".

"We're devastated", said hockey club Vice President Randolph MacLEAN. "May God be with them all!"

President Donald Trump said Saturday he spoke with Trudeau to "pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the awful Humboldt Team tragedy". "It's an energy that spreads through the town with road signs saying "game tonight, ' tickets for sale everywhere", he said". A memorial to those players was erected at the crash site in 2016.

He was also a new member of the team - up until a few weeks ago, Herold was captain of the Regina Pat Canadians, manager John Smith said. Grief counselors were on hand and the Red Cross was providing support to players' families as well as the families who billet players.

"His first game, we found a tin of mints and ever since then it's been alternating back and forth, buying mints for each other and sharing it as a joke".

"It's overwhelming. It's been tough on everybody", Muench said. "We got on that bus and trusted him with our lives and both times he got us home safely ... our hearts are broken". "We've been through so much together".

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