GoFundMe for families of Broncos crash victims tops $3.4 million
GoFundMe for families of Broncos crash victims tops $3.4 million
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09 April, 2018, 01:42
The RCMP continue their investigation into a deadly crash that they now say claimed the lives of fifteen people.
"Mark was exceptional young man, an assistant captain during his time at York and the team MVP in his fifth and final season in 2015-16", Russ Herrington, the head coach of the York Lions' men's hockey team, said in a written statement. "We will be working with our partner agencies to ensure families are notified as soon as possible and the appropriate supports are provided to families and others who are impacted by this extremely tragic incident".
Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players' bus - an account police confirmed.
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 disgusting tragedy".
"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. While most of the players were from elsewhere in western Canada, they were put up by families in the small town of Humboldt.
It happened more than 200 km northeast of Saskatoon. "We are a small community by most standards, but the hockey team has always been a big part of our community", said Muench.
The organization's president, Kevin Porter, said he heard the news from Hunter's mother.
"Stay Hockey family strong", wrote one donor on the GoFundMe site who said he was a coach from rural Saskatchewan.
In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.
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"Just spoke to @JustinTrudeau to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the bad Humboldt Team tragedy. May God be with them all!"
"We woke up to the reality of what happened last night", Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench told Reuters.
The names of the dead and injured have not been released by police, but some have been confirmed by family members and others. The driver and a passenger were not injured.
"Our investigators will be looking at all aspects of this accident to determine what took place", he said.
"Mark was in his element in the hockey arena and I could think of no better mentor for junior hockey players to have than Mark Cross". Rod Brind'Amour, Curtis Joseph, Ron Hextall and Chris Chelios are among the former National Hockey League stars who played in the SJHL.
An online fund-raising initiative to help the victims' families has raised C$3.05 million ($2.4 million).
Athletes and teams in a variety of sports have been paying tribute to the team with some wearing "Broncos" on their caps or shoes and others sporting the word across their backs.
A vigil is being planned in Ladner to coincide with one held at the Humboldt Broncos' home arena tonight.
Kellington says the money will go directly to the Broncos for travel expenses and funeral costs, adding the team can decide where the funds are most needed.
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Lauer said he grew up attending Broncos games and played for the team briefly when he was 15 before moving up to major juniors. He said as a hockey player at that age, riding buses to and from games is so commonplace that you never think twice about it.
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