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

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On Saturday, police confirmed there were 29 people on the Humboldt Broncos team bus, including the driver, at the time of the crash.

The crash sent shockwaves through the team's small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Haugan's wife, Christina, confirmed his death to reporters.

"My brother didn't make it..."

No names were released, and police would not say whether players or coaches were among the dead.

"I can not imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this bad tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond", Trudeau wrote.

He joins Broncos assistant general manager Jason Neville, who was also not on the bus, as team personnel going forward. "May God be with them all!"

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, meanwhile, offered his thoughts on the crash Saturday morning in San Jose, in advance of his team's game against the Sharks.

"There have been multiple fatalities - our whole community is in shock", said Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Soberlak said right now, the accident is hard to fathom and comprehend.

Numerous town's residents gathered Friday night at Elgar Petersen Arena, where the Broncos play their home games.

The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Friday near the Tisdale area, around 185 miles (300 km) north of Regina. The Hawks announced Friday night that the game had been canceled.

"It was a disaster", he said.

"It was a very somber mood on the ice, kind of one of those things where it could have been any one of us", Andrew Copp of the Jets said.

People are being asked to social media their photos in jerseys, and her group is coming up with a hashtag to add to social media posts.

"We don't know who has passed and we don't expect to know right away", he said. A 1986 crash outside of Swift Current killed four junior hockey players. I can't imagine what they are going through. "It's not a good day for Humboldt".

"Words cannot describe the loss that we feel tonight", Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said on Facebook.

Brent Stark, owner and president of the Wolverines, said this is a tragedy in the hockey community. "Please continue to pray for his Humboldt family", she wrote. His brother played hockey and his father worked in Humboldt.

Golden West Radio says in a statement that Hinz was being mentored by Tyler Bieber, the team's play-by-play announcer who was also killed in the crash Friday.

"We just opened our building here with food and drinks ... they can come if they need somewhere to go or someone to talk to", Nipawin Apostolic Church Pastor Jordan Gadsby told the Star Phoenix.

"A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other", he said. Families are just waiting to hear from their kids.

"Saskatchewan, these are our boys", said Moe, the province's top politician.

Zablocki said it was too early to comment on the cause of the collision and that the RCMP is continuing its investigation, which will examine the road, weather and mechanical condition of both vehicles.

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