GoFundMe for Humboldt Broncos Passes $3 million

Ismael LynchApr 09, 2018

Game 6, it would have been, and the place would have rocked, lit up by the town's enthusiasm for playoff hockey.

The Broncos' team captain, as well as nine other players, two coaches, a radio play-by-play announcer and a statistician from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey team, were all killed in the bus crash while heading to a semifinal playoff game.

A vigil is scheduled for tonight in Humboldt.

As of Saturday, the fundraiser has received almost 20,000 donations for well over a million dollars since it was set up late Friday.

In Humboldt, people showed up at the Elgar Petersen Arena to offer support, according to CNN partner CBC. They were all in some way a part of the Humboldt Broncos.

More than $3 million has been raised since the crash and Garinger says the money will go to the 14 survivors and the families of the dead. "May God be with them all!" the president tweeted.

"I can not imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this bad tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in a tweet. Trudeau also expressed his condolences on Twitter to the victims of the crash.

"We just need to try to support each other as we deal with this incredible loss to our community, to our province, to our hockey world".

The Jets and Blackhawks donated $25,000 to the Broncos while the proceeds from Winnipeg's 50/50 draw for the night were also donated. He made it known to his family that he wanted to help others.

Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, said he knows players on the team.

"They're all chasing their dreams, playing this attractive sport they love", Hogle said.

"I think we were all aware of the tragedy that had happened in Swift Current". "Every day he came to the rink his energy was positive". It hits the hockey community hard, but it's bigger than the game.

Muench said it will take a long time for Humboldt to recover.

Counsellors stayed all night, and remain there right now. "It's very tough but I have been trying to get the message out that we will get through this, we will see the light at the end of the tunnel".

Wack, 21, a defenceman with the Broncos was finishing his second season with the team. There's not much precedence for this.

"We're a small town and we're overwhelmed with the outpouring of condolences we've received", he said. "We will have conversations as to what the Humboldt Broncos want to do, and we'll then have some discussions with the governors of the league". He added that he'll confer with the governors of the league and do whatever is in the best interest of the everyone involved. There's going to be people who disagree with whatever we decide; there's going to be people who agree with what we decide. "That's just what we're going to do". "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".

The bus carrying the SJHL team was T-boned by a semi just before 5:00-pm at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 335 near Tisdale.

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