Humboldt Broncos Victim & Survivor Misidentified

By northeastNOW Staff

The incomprehensible tragedy hits close to home and is felt even more profoundly by Nitehawks supporters, coaches, and players that knew the Edmonton native.

"The driver has subsequently been released".

He also said that he was lucky to be in the condition he was.

Labelle, a Saskatoon emergency room physician, said Saturday night he came upon the crash site Friday where the bus and a semi had collided.

The players come from various towns and cities in Alberta and Saskatchewan while one, Matthieu Gomercic, hails from Winnipeg.

City of Kamloops parks and civic facilities manager Jeff Putnam hopes to have the green flood lights ready by Tuesday night, but said the buildings will be lit up by Wednesday night at the latest.

Labelle, his wife, Tanya, and his nine-year-old daughter, Viviana, continued on to Nipawin where the Broncos were scheduled to play a playoff game Friday night.

The trailer of the truck lay nearby in a shattered mess, with bags of its peat moss cargo scattered all around.

The van's driver had lost control on a slushy highway, and veered into an oncoming transport truck just after midnight on January 12, 2008.

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The Coyotes are done for the season but Bedard says there are fundraising efforts planned for the 2018 Cyclone Taylor Cup, which will be played in Richmond from April 12-15. "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".

"Not that I could have changed anything if I was there, but I really should've been there in a lot of ways", he said in a phone interview.

Nordstrom says she takes comfort in the fact that the young men on the hockey team were "living their dream".

Families and friends already stunned by the deaths of 15 players and team personnel for Humboldt's youth hockey club got a new shock Monday when authorities announced that one of the dead had been misidentified.

Frith knows from her own experiences as a first responder how much it means when someone is appreciative of the work they do.

Don Cherry spoke briefly about the crash on his Coach's Corner segment before introducing a montage of photos of every member of the Broncos team.

A Humboldt Broncos defenseman may never walk again, but one way or another he says he's getting back on the ice. "We are a small community by most standards, but the hockey team has always been a big part of our community", said Muench. Between donations from families, neighbours and passersby, they raised more than $200 in a couple of hours Sunday afternoon. Multiple crisis workers were assisting in a separate area.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the packed stands to pay his respects.

"I spoke with Jaxon's father Chris this afternoon, obviously a very hard and heartbreaking conversation and although tremendous sadness, I let him know that his former coaches, teammates and all members of the Nitehawk family that we stand with his family through their grief".