#HumboldtStrong in Brampton

#HumboldtStrong in Brampton.

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Last week the hockey world was shook when a bus accident killed 15 and injured 14 other, many were players from the Humboldt Broncos, along with the coach and play-by-play announcer.

Teams play an important role in the community, especially in smaller communities to both celebrate and mourn together. In Brampton’s case and many teams around hockey this weekend some of the most memorable moments were also the quietest and grief-filled.

We have more on Moments of Silence in sport in The Pulse.

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — The community of Humboldt, Sask., will gather tonight to mourn at the home arena of the Broncos junior hockey team following a crash that killed 15 people.

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Fourteen people were also injured when the team bus collided with a tractor trailer at a highway intersection on Friday.

The team had been scheduled to continue its playoff series at the Elgar Petersen Arena tonight.

The names of the dead and injured have not been released, but some have been confirmed by family members and others.

Among those killed are the junior hockey team’s head coach, Darcy Haugan, captain Logan Schatz, forwards Jaxon Joseph and Logan Hunter, defenceman Stephen Wack and the team’s play-by-play radio announcer, Tyler Bieber.

As of early Sunday morning, a crowdfunding effort on the website GoFundMe had raised more than $2.9 million for the players and families affected by the crash. (https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/vigil-planned-tonight-home-arena-humboldt-broncos)

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