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Sports NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

17:56  07 april  2018
17:56  07 april  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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The 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.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released the following statement Saturday morning:

“Our thoughts are with the players, families, coaches, team management and all those throughout the community who have been affected by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. The NHL mourns the passing of those who perished and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they all love.”

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Ten Humboldt Broncos players and 5 others, including two coaches, died, the release said. The tragedy was felt across Canada , where hockey is the dominant sport and many young players take long bus rides to tournaments.

For nearly 50 years, teenage boys from across Western Canada have left their families and friends to live with strangers and play hockey for the Broncos in Humboldt , a small town whose passion for the sport stands out — even by Canadian standards.

Hockey Canada also released a statement expressing its condolences:

“We are shocked and saddened over the tragic news of the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey club. We are devastated to learn of the fatalities and the serious injuries. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Broncos organization, the families, the friends, the fans and entire Humboldt community. Our hockey community is a tight-knit family. We will come together in support of each other in the days ahead, as we mourn those lives lost, remember the injured and support those whose lives are forever changed by this tragedy.”

Police said there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. local time.

(With files from The Canadian Press)

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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