April 7, 2018
Tragedy Strikes Canadian Hockey Community
Very sad news for the game of hockey this weekend as a bus carrying 29 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in Canada has crashed, causing 15 fatalities to this point.
Earlier today ESPN.com reported:
Canadian police said Saturday that 15 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada.
Police said 29 people, including the driver, were on board the bus of the Humboldt Broncos team when the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan.
Curtis Zablocki, assistant commissioner for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the truck was traveling west on Highway 335 and the bus traveling north on Highway 35 when the collision happened. Speaking at a news conference Saturday afternoon, Zablocki said the investigation will take some time.
“The worst nightmare has happened,” Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League president Bill Chow said at the news conference as he fought back tears.
As we all know, the Hockey community has a very special bond. We ask and encourage all that can to make a contribution to help the families of those affected by this terrible event.