Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Winnipeg Jets executive chairman Mark Chipman provided game-worn jerseys with Broncos name plates to the Humboldt junior hockey group today, a week after the lethal crash of the bus carrying the gamers and staff to a playoff game.The jerseys were worn throughout the April 7 NHL match between the Blackhawks and the Jets in Winnipeg, the hometown of three-time Stanley Cup winner Toews.< img alt width =100 height=54.35 src=\"
https://i.cbc.ca/1.4610189.1523152309!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_1180/jets-blackhawk-moment.JPG?imwidth=100\”> Jets and Blackhawks gamers formed a circle at centre ice at Winnipeg\’s Bell MTS Location prior to their regular-season game, for a moment of silence to honour those killed in the bus crash. (Shane Gibson/CBC)
\”I cannot for one second pretend that I know what it resembles for anyone near this occasion, to understand what they\’re going through what they\’re feeling,\” Toews stated.
\”However simply to understand the entire hockey world is there for them, support and love exists.\”
Sixteen individuals, consisting of 10 gamers with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League\’s Broncos, passed away when the Broncos group bus and a semi-truck collided south of Nipawin a week ago.Fourteen were
killed at the crash scene, and two other individuals passed away after being required to hospital.
\”It\’s not difficult to put yourself in that spot due to the fact that … you have actually been in that position for many hours throughout your hockey profession,\” Toews said.
\”It\’s simply really difficult to think that there\’s tragic minutes like this.\”
The Broncos were on a journey to deal with the Nipawin Hawks in a playoff video game.
The SJHL board voted all Wednesday to proceed with the playoffs. The Hawks will host the Estevan Bruins on Saturday night in the very first game of the league last. Along with
the 10 Broncos gamers, the bus chauffeur, the team\’s athletic therapist, the head coach, the assistant coach, a play-by-play broadcaster and a statistician also passed away. The other 13 occupants of the bus were injured.
\”Everyone wishes to do something in some way, you know, therefore and that\’s type of what brought us here is just a desire to reveal this community and the moms and dads … simply to be able to convey that you understand we lag them and ideally that brings some small procedure of comfort I guess,\” Chipman stated.
Three funerals are being held Friday, for:
- Adam Herold in Montmartre, Sask.Bus driver Glen Doerksen in Carrot River.Jacob Leicht in his home town of Humboldt.The very first funeral was held Thursday,
- for 29-year-old Tyler Bieber, who worked for 105.7 The Bolt and
was the play-by-play announcer for the Broncos.