Humboldt Broncos stats keeper Brody Hinz died in team bus crash

CP NewsAlert: Radio announcer for Humboldt Broncos among 14 dead after bus crash

Bus driver Glen Doerksen was among those who died in the crash, along with sports reporter Tyler Bieber, head coach Darcy Haugan and 12 players.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The 14 others onboard were taken to the hospital, and some are in critical condition.

They gave no information about the status of the truck driver. The driver is being provided with mental health and wellness assistance. "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".

Ryan Straschnitzki, 18, suffered a broken back, his mother told CTV News Channel on Saturday. "He is one of the most adventurous, ambitious, and loving people that I have ever been blessed to know", she said in a Facebook post. Police said the crash took place at around 5.00 p.m., about 28 km north of the town of Tisdale, a trading centre in an overwhelmingly agricultural region.

Highway 335 has stop signs with flashing warning lights at the intersection with 35, but no rumble strips that are featured at many rural highway junctions.

Aerial footage showed the roof of the bus peeled back and its front end destroyed.

There were 29 people on the team's bus when the crash happened around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Friday. The team were heading to the town of Nipawin for a play-off game.

"Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this awful tragedy".

Broncos Team President, Kevin Garinger also made the following statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this awful tragedy".

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"One of the best hockey players and an even greater guy off the ice", Tyson Chizma wrote on Twitter. "But if you are from Humboldt, you dream first of becoming a Humboldt Bronco", he said.

It hits much too close to home, even if we can not quite grasp the unimaginable pain so many of our fellow Canadians are going through.

Residents of this town of less than 6,000 have been leaving flowers, team jerseys and personal tributes on the steps of the arena's entrance, forming a makeshift memorial.

Family, friends, and community members will gather Sunday night for a vigil at the Humboldt Broncos' home arena. "Humboldt is no exception, and today the country and the entire hockey community stands with you".

Hayley Wickenheiser, a player from the Canadian women's hockey team, in addition to the Western and Saskatchewan Hockey Leagues and Premier Rachel Notley are among the many who have given condolences to friends and families of the team.

At a blood clinic in Saskatoon, where the incident happened, there was a three-hour wait to donate as people rushed out to help, CTV reported.

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "This is every parent's worst nightmare".

In a tweet, President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.

For the first responders who rushed in unprecedented numbers to the scene. "It's just unfathomable for those families", she said Saturday morning.

The Winnipeg native said that accident still resonates in the community.

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