Alberta suspends certificate of trucking company involved in Broncos crash

Frederick Owens
April 11, 2018

"There's lots of shares on it and tons of reposts and views, I think just because it is relatable to the experience", McDougall continued. "That's what we had in our organization - was fantastic young men".

It was Xavier Labelle, whose relatives had been mourning his death among the 15 killed on the bus, who was alive and recovering in hospital.

"I think it's certainly galvanized our country and galvanized the hockey community and I hate to sound stereotypical but in Canada, that's just what we do", he said. "Tragedies like this can happen to anybody at anytime", she said.

Rawnsley says the tragedy is resonating in Powell River. He was billeted with the family of the team's chaplain and certainly was there long enough to know how much the Broncos mean to the community. The team was traveling to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Cross was from Strasbourg, Sask., where he played hockey before joining the Broncos' coaching staff. "He's one of those individuals when you walk in a room, you're hard pressed to find a time when he doesn't have a smile on his face".

"I don't know how to deal with this", she wrote on Instagram.

People have come together to show their support for the victims and their families - and the hockey community at large - by sharing pictures of hockey sticks leaning against their homes on social media, using the hashtags #PutYourSticksOut and #HumboldtStrong.

"Hockey always brings us together and stuff in Saskatchewan in small towns and when you're a player like Adam, that helps". The post has been retweeted over 5,000 times since Sunday night. "My husband, he was a hockey player from the age of three to 18, he even got choked up when he read the story".

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The creator of the campaign said on the GoFundMe site that money raised would "go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred".

While one family mourns the loss of their brother and son, the other is praying for their son's recovery. "This is a tragic accident".

"Leaving it out on the porch tonight". They posted information Saturday morning, and by Saturday evening it had morphed into a campaign to have anyone wear any type of sports jersey on Thursday to show support for Humboldt and the Broncos.

While he didn't coach Wack, Redlick said the teen - known as "Wacker" by his former teammates - was also a talented videographer.

"It was like an utter shock for the whole night, not just with me but for the whole night and my two kids are trying to figure out what's wrong with me and I'm trying to explain to them what is happening, luckily, I have such a great wife making sure I am okay". "Tenacious - tenacity is the first word that comes to mind".

The Coyotes are done for the season but Bedard says there are fundraising efforts planned for the 2018 Cyclone Taylor Cup, which will be played in Richmond from April 12-15.

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