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Sports A look at the Humboldt Broncos

15:27  07 april  2018
15:27  07 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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.

A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos , a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was involved in a fatal crash Friday night en route to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game. A look at previous high profile CFL debuts.

A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos , a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was involved in a fatal crash Friday night en route to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game.

NIPAWIN, Sask. - A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was involved in a fatal crash Friday night en route to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game.

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The Humboldt Broncos were travelling to Nipawin for Game 5 of their SJHL semifinal. The Nipawin Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 after losing Game 4 in triple overtime. The game was officially postponed by the junior-A league Friday night. Game 6 was scheduled for Sunday in Humboldt. The Estevan Bruins had already advanced to the championship final.

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The Broncos are the most successful team in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League history. Humboldt has won the league championship 10 times and the RBC Cup, Canada's junior A championship, twice since its inception in 1996.

NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

  NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedy NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedyThe 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.

► A look at the Humboldt Broncos , who were involved in a fatal bus crash Friday | by Justin Trudeau Stories. ► The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April

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The Broncos have produced six NHLers since the team was founded in 1970. Curt Giles, Bill McDougall, Sheldon Brookbank, Terry Ruskowski, Neil Hawryliw and Grant Jennings got their start in elite-level hockey in Humboldt. Jennings went on to have the most successful career in the NHL, playing in 389 games with the Washington Capitals, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992.

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Although Humboldt, Sask., had been home to several junior-A teams dating back to the 1940s, the Broncos didn't get their start until 1970 when a group of local hockey organizers put together a new team for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Humboldt group took the Swift Current Broncos up on their offer of an affiliation between the Western Canada Hockey League Broncos and a new junior-A club. The team in Swift Current provided Bronco sweaters and the Humboldt team was originally associated with nearby St. Peter's College, an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan that operated a boys high school program until 1972.

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Six players from this year's Humboldt Broncos roster had committed to playing for post-secondary schools next season. Michael Korol and Connor Swystun had signed on to play for Norwich University in Vermont (NCAA Div. III). Garrett Mason (Trinity Western University - BCIHL), Parker Wakaruk (Selkirk College - BCIHL), Luke Kempf (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology- ACAC) and Trevor Posch (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) had also committed to play in post-secondary leagues.

Humboldt Broncos to close GoFundMe campaign, establish memorial fund .
Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger released a statement Monday detailing how the organization will manage the more than $12 million in donations received following the tragic bus accident that killed 16 people: Going forward, the Broncos' board of directors, in tandem with their legal counsel, MLT Aikins, and executives at GoFundMe.com head office, have determined that the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign will remain open for two more days to allow for any additional online donations and will then be closed and taken offline on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm MT.

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