Humble salute to Humboldt Broncos

  • Humble salute to Humboldt Broncos

Humble salute to Humboldt Broncos

Ryan Straschnitzki, 18, was injured in the crash that killed 15 people on a highway near Tisdale on Friday and his mother says he likely won't be able to walk on his own again.

A GoFundMe campaign started to support the victims two days ago has raised over $6 million.

"We're going to have an all-star lineup of people doing Humboldt Broncos games, so long as we can put this together and that's the next thing that has to happen", he said from Saskatoon. "He said he wanted to help and he couldn't move", Michelle said.

Among those in attendance were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and hockey broadcasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean. "The Office of the Chief Coroner apologizes for the misidentification and any confusion created by it".

I think we all feel like we knew the young players who died, and know the others still in hospital. "All I could do is offer our sincerest apologies".

Myles Shumlanski, whose son Nick was involved in the crash, said a crane had been used to lift the wreckage.

Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone, who spoke at a news conference Monday about the health system's response to the crash, wouldn't answer questions about the mix-up and directed them to the province's justice ministry.

The victims include players Adam Herold, Connor Lukan, Evan Thomas, Jacob Leicht, Jaxon Joseph, Logan Boulet, Logan Hunter, Logan Schatz, Stephen Wack, Parker Tobin, team personnel Brody Hinz, Darcy Haugan, Glen Doerksen, Mark Cross and Tyler Beiber.

"A lot of these boys looked alike".

Four others were in serious condition and four patients were stable.

On the same day news came the Humboldt Broncos' Brayden Camrud had been released from hospital, it was announced that beloved trainer Dayna Brons has passed away as a result of her injuries.

While he didn't coach Wack, Redlick said the teen - known as "Wacker" by his former teammates - was also a talented videographer.

"We saw the absolute very best of Saskatchewan in one of the absolute worst situations possible", Livingstone said about the response to the crash. "Tough time for everybody".

She said thousands of young people each day board buses to head to competitions and events, and thankfully most arrive home safe and sound, but in this case, a large group of young, talented people didn't.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger needed the playoffs to last, saying playing hockey is section of this healing process.