Sports NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

17:56  07 april  2018
17:56  07 april  2018 Source:   Sportsnet

Humboldt Broncos bus involved in highway crash

  Humboldt Broncos bus involved in highway crash A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos has been involved in a crash north of Tisdale. The collision, which RCMP said was a “serious” crash, happened on Highway 35 about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, near the junction of Highway 335.The Nipawin Hawks, which were supposed to meet the Broncos in Game 5 of their SJHL semifinal series on Friday night, said on Facebook the game was cancelled.“The accident being talked about involved Humboldt team bus. We ask during this time that you don’t send messages. When more information is given we will update,” the Hawks posted on Friday evening.

News Releases . Feature Stories. The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from chief executive officer Tom Renney, and president and chief operating officer “We are shocked and saddened over the tragic news of the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey club.

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The hockey world is mourning those lost in a tragic accident that claimed the lives of 14 people when a truck collided with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in northeastern Saskatchewan Friday.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released the following statement Saturday morning:

“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. 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.”

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Canada 's National Hockey Federation also released a statement of condolence on its official website. "We are shocked and saddened over the tragic news of the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey club.

Hockey Canada also released a statement expressing its condolences:

“We are shocked and saddened over the tragic news of the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey club. We are devastated to learn of the fatalities and the serious injuries. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Broncos organization, the families, the friends, the fans and entire Humboldt community. Our hockey community is a tight-knit family. We will come together in support of each other in the days ahead, as we mourn those lives lost, remember the injured and support those whose lives are forever changed by this tragedy.”

Police said there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. local time.

(With files from The Canadian Press)

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