Canada mourns dead in junior hockey bus crash

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed there were fatalities in the crash on a highway in Tisdale Saskatchewan in Canada

Logan Schatz, a 20-year-old team captain and Saskatchewan native, was also killed, his father, Kelly Schatz, told The Canadian Press. Authorities earlier said three were in critical condition but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died.

He said he set up the memorial because it was important for people to have a place to respect the family.

Christina George-Haugan confirmed that her husband Darcy is among the dead.

Tributes poured in for the father of two, who was reportedly a well-loved mentor to numerous young players.

"An entire country is in shock and mourning", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement today.

Nipawin Hawks president Darren Opp told local reporters that members of his team were also standing by waiting to help, and that he had received at least 50 phone calls offering the same.

The STARS Air Ambulance service said two of its helicopters flew to the remote scene.

Humboldt is a small town east of Saskatoon, with a population of about 5,869, according to the latest census data. Every Swift Current minor hockey team, we would wear the clover with the four numbers on it.

The connection was evident Saturday night in Winnipeg, where the hometown Jets and visiting Chicago Blackhawks each bore the name "BRONCOS" on the backs of their uniforms, in tribute to the Humboldt team.

We have very, very heavy hearts, as does the whole hockey community in Canada. "To find out that it was their first responders that aided our boys just warms your heart", the mayor said as his voice cracked.

"Everybody is just so devastated".

"Those young men were chasing a dream", Trotz said. It is open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.

"Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss", Kevin Garinger, the team's president, said in a statement.

He says his son's death is hard and the family is seeking solace in one another.

Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

"God bless Darcy Haugan for being an incredible mentor and coach to young hockey players and prayers for his family to help cope with their huge loss", the Western Provinces Hockey Association wrote on Twitter. "As you know the Humboldt Broncos Junior A team was involved in a serious bus accident where there were 14 fatalities out of the 28 passengers". "These parents were probably excited for the playoffs and the end of the season so they could see their kids again - I'm thinking as a parent".

Mr Garinger said he still did not know the fate of one of the players living in his home. "We will never forget April 6, 2018, and we will never forget the members of our Broncos family who were taken from us and who were injured".

"We don't know who has passed and we don't expect to know right away", he said.

"I grew up playing hockey in Saskatchewan, so just do what you can to help out the hockey community".

In a country where love of the sport is nearly a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans, while national political leaders and the head of the National Hockey League expressed their sympathies. "The NHL mourns the passing of those who perished and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they all love".

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