Sixteen of us have been killed after the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey crew to a playoff sport collided with a semi-trailer on a freeway in Saskatchewan.
"And for that to have happened and to have ended in such a tragic way is heartbreaking for all of their families who only wanted their kids to be part of the great things that hockey brings to us - camaraderie and responsibility and skills and leadership and all of those wonderful things".
Knutson's step-son plays hockey for Ashwaubenon.
Nearly all of the students and staff at Bridgewood Public School came dressed in a sports jersey or shirt on Thursday April 12, 2018 in Cornwall, Ont. "The the fact that these people have lost 16 people they knew, all at once, it has been so weighing on us". The family joined a nationwide effort to honor the players by placing hockey sticks in front of their home. "They're closer to the kids on the hockey team than they probably are a lot of kids they go to school with".More news: Deadline for federal tax filings is April 17
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Tom Straschnitzki, whose son Ryan Straschnitzki was badly injured in the crash, says he was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in.
"There's no closure yet but it's been a really emotional time for everybody, some more than others, some because they've had personal connections, others just because they don't know how to handle", Lewgood said after Saturday's game. "Here we have Green Bay and De Pere, all the Valley, Waupaca, Manitowoc, Shawano".
Hawks players wore green helmets to honor the Broncos in the warmups and both teams were wore Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys.