Canada Airdrie-born player suffers broken back in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

21:06  07 april  2018
21:06  07 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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.

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Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway Garinger said the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan

a man wearing a uniform: Ryan Straschnitzki suffered a broken back in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, according to his father, Tom.© Submitted by Tom Straschnitzki Ryan Straschnitzki suffered a broken back in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, according to his father, Tom.

Details are beginning to emerge around the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan that left 14 dead and 14 injured, three of those critically.

Officials and family have confirmed Broncos head coach, Darcy Haugan, was among those killed.

The team was heading from Humboldt, Sask. to Nipawin on Highway 35 for a playoff game Friday afternoon when their bus collided with a transport truck near Highway 335, just north of Tisdale.

Ten players listed on the Broncos' playoff roster have Alberta hometowns, including:

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The president of the Broncos said the team includes players from the Edmonton area, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta, and from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “Sending all my thoughts and prayers to those impacted with the Humboldt Broncos bus crash .”

Straschnitzki's father, Tom, said Ryan suffered a broken back in the crash and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Saturday afternoon at a Saskatoon hospital.

"He can't feel anything from his waist down as of today," he said.

The father of one of the injured players posted this photo on Twitter. From the left are Derek Patter, Greyson Cameron and Nick Shumlanski.© Twitter/rjpatter The father of one of the injured players posted this photo on Twitter. From the left are Derek Patter, Greyson Cameron and Nick Shumlanski.

"We're doing the best we can, we're really concerned about those that perished. We don't know who has and who hasn't yet. We're just trying to get out there and be with the Humboldt family and lend our support as best we can."

Straschnitzki added he had spoken to Greyson Cameron's father, who said his son was also in hospital.

No information on the condition of other players, coaches and staff is available.

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Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway Garinger said the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan

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"We're gonna fly out and we're gonna go see Ryan and I'm sure there will be strong hugs for about an hour then we'll go from there," Straschnitzki said.

"Hockey is a small community, we've had so many calls. We're getting texts and phone calls from people down east and some from the States. Everyone wants to help."

Receiving support from across the country has made things "way easier," he added.

Sheldon Kennedy wearing a suit and tie: Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, who survived the 1986 bus crash involving the Swift Current Broncos, says support will be key in the coming days.© CBC Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, who survived the 1986 bus crash involving the Swift Current Broncos, says support will be key in the coming days.

The crash is reminiscent of a December 1986 bus crash involving the Swift Current Broncos junior hockey team, which left four dead.

Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy survived that crash and said yesterday's incident brought back a flood of memories.

"When I first heard this, I just remember the day, and the first two or three days from this event happening and it was just about piecing it together," he said.

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"If you look at the surviving players on this bus, they're in hospitals in different cities… they're wondering who is alive, who isn't alive, what happened to this person and they're trying to piece that together, so I think it's critical for us to put one foot in front of another and take this one day at a time."

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