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Humboldt Broncos Team Bus Involved In Fatal Highway Collison

Game On Magazine would like to express its deepest condolences to all those involved with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the players, coaches, managers, trainers and families of the team, as well as the community of Humboldt as a whole.

Humboldt Broncos Team Bus Involved In Fatal Highway Collison

The team bus was involved in a major accident en route to a playoff game in Saskatchewan Friday evening. 14 occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene, while the remaining 14 others were transported to hospital – three of which in critical condition.

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The Humboldt Broncos after winning a tournament in late March.

 

The lone Manitoban on the team, Matthieu Gomercic – a former Winnipeg Minor hockey player with the St. Vital Vics and Steinbach Pistons alumni – has survived the wreck.

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Derek Patter, Graysen Cameron and Nick Shumlanski hold hands while in hospital following the crash.

 

The Humboldt Broncos are a part of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and had a record of 33-19-3-3 on the 2017-18 season. Sheldon Brookbank highlights a list of six Broncos alumni who went on the play in the NHL.

A Go Fund Me page has been set-up for the families of the the Broncos and can be accessed at: https://ca.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos.

By Carter Brooks

Photos by Humboldt Broncos and R.J. Patter

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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