Joy and heartache: Victim, survivor in Humboldt crash misidentified as the other

Joy and heartache: Victim, survivor in Humboldt crash misidentified as the other

"Hockey is like religion or more than religion in Canada and the tragedy here was such that people around the world wanted to do anything they can to say "we support you, Humboldt, we support the Broncos" and a few days later you're at $5 million from over 65 countries".

Pettie said the team does everything it can to ensure safety on those trips, including scheduling rest breaks for bus drivers, but he admits there have been some heart-in-your-throat moments like a trip to Merritt in a snowstorm last January that took nearly seven hours and delayed the scheduled start of that night's game against the Centennials.

Gadsby said he has a spare room and guest house available for those impacted by the deadly crash. No words can hope to sustain the awful loss they are experiencing - young men being taken in the prime of their lives from parents who gave so much of their [lives] for them.

In a talk radio interview Monday, broadcaster Ron MacLean described how he and Don Cherry stood in the intensive care unit with Parker Tobin's family, as they looked at who they thought was their son, but in fact was Xavier Labelle. "We know the roads they travel very well". Long bus rides between small towns is a part of life for every youth hockey player in the prairie provinces.

"It's their last shot at that hockey career that they're looking for", said Utica Comets Vice President Adam Pawlick. "We're trying to put the pieces back together", organizer Elise Ruiters said.

"All I can say is miracles do exist".

"We've been in touch with the families, and they are fully aware". You are 16 years old. "To know that some survived and some didn't, it's just tragic and I couldn't imagine the healing process that they're going to have to go through". Those killed in the accident included head coach Darcy Haugan, former Surrey Eagle Jaxon Joseph, bus driver Glen Doerksen, sports reporter Tyler Bieber, and 11 players. The coroner's office provided Nadine Machiskinic's family with two different autopsy reports, one which said she could have got into the laundry chute on her own, another that said such a feat was "unlikely".

It's silent in front of #YQR city hall as people place candles and flowers beside pictures of each #HumboldtBroncos player who died.

The candlelight vigil honoured members of the Saskatchewan-based club that tragically lost their lives in a crash involving the team bus and a transport truck on Friday.

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