Sports NHL Teams Honour Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Victims With Pre-Game Tributes

05:02  08 april  2018
05:02  08 april  2018 Source:   ET Canada

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.

Fourteen people are dead, and 15 are in hospital after a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a game in Saskatchewan collided with a transport truck on a rural highway, according to RCMP.

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A number of NHL teams in action Saturday night paid tribute to the victims of the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus.

The Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks wore the name ‘BRONCOS’ on their jerseys instead of their own team nameplates at MTS Centre.

“In hockey, we’ve learned that you don’t play for the name on the back of the jersey. You play for the crest on the front,” said the stadium announcer at MTS Centre, before asking the players and audience to observe a moment of silence.

“Tonight, the Winnipeg Jets and the Chicago Blackhawks, together with the entire National Hockey League, are playing this game for the names on the back of our jerseys, the Humboldt Broncos.”

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A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night killing 14 and sending over 15 more to the hospital. Jonathan hayward / the canadian press.

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The teams announced they will each donate $25,000 to the Broncos club.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens also observed a moment of silence prior to their game in Toronto.

“This unthinkable tragedy touches not only the people of Humboldt, but also the province of Saskatchewan and the entire hockey community,” said the announcer at the Air Canada Centre.

A moment of silence was also observed before the Toronto Blue Jays‘ game versus the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre, as well as at the men’s curling world championship in Las Vegas, where Canada’s Brad Gushue is competing in the tournament’s playoffs.

— With a file from the Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Brody Hinz mourned at funeral .
Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Brody Hinz mourned at funeralA touching ceremony was held at the funeral for Brody Hinz, 18, who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan last week.


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