Humboldt Broncos coach, killed in bus crash, played at NMU

RCMP have confirmed fatalities and a 'number of injuries' in an accident involving a hockey team bus in Saskatchewan

RCMP have confirmed fatalities and a 'number of injuries' in an accident involving a hockey team bus in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a Junior "A" hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

His wife Christina George-Haugan confirmed his death to The Canadian Press.

Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, who lived in Humboldt but was from Peace River, Alta., was among those killed in the crash.

Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, said her 18-year-old son, Ryan, had been taken to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.

"Lots of them are waiting for information", he said. "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".

There were a "high volume of incoming trauma cases" at Royal University Hospital and St. Paul´s Hospital, the Saskat chewan Health Authority said on Twitter.

Masri said it was emotional given Saskatchewan communities are knit together by hockey.

Police said 28 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. "This was either personal because you knew someone or personal because you could really relate to it".

Broncos centre Logan Schatz, shown in undated team photo, was the captain of the Saskatchewan junior hockey team.

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"It has hit us hard". He was always there for every one of his players, always fought for every one of his players, always had their backs.

Many people wandered in and out of the arena during the day.

Muench went on to say that he had spoken on the phone to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who offered his condolences as well as condolences from other world leaders, including U.S. president Donald Trump. "We will preserver and we will honour the souls who were lost".

"Tonight, we all must pray for these families".

"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", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a tweet.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to collect donations for the families of the victims and had already raised over $336,000 by Saturday morning.

Bieber worked for Humboldt radio station CHBO and often travelled with the team as its play-by-play radio announcer.

Before becoming a coach, he played junior hockey in the league in the 1990s.

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