10 hockey players 5 others dead as a result of fatal bus crash police say.
More details about the victims of a deadly bus crash in Canada’s Saskatchewan province emerged Sunday, days after the tragic accident rocked their small community and the larger hockey world.
The bus was carrying a junior hockey team when it collided with a tractor-trailer Friday evening, according to police. Fifteen people were killed and at least 14 others injured.
On Sunday evening, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner released the full list of those who perished in the crash. Ten Humboldt Broncos players and 5 others, including two coaches, died, the release said. Among the dead was Jaxon Joseph, the 20-year-old son of former NHL player Chris Joseph. When asked about Haugan in a press conference Sunday, Broncos President Kevin Garinger paused and held back tears, before telling reporters Haugan was an “incredible” coach, husband and father.
Another team Doerksen drove this spring, the Kinistino Tigers Senior Hockey Team, said on its Facebook page that Doerksen enjoyed being able to transport hockey teams and watch them play their games.
“We got on that bus and trusted him with our lives, and both times he got us home safely,” the post said.
Assistant coach Mark Cross, 27, also died.
SO I SOUGHT FOR A MAN AMONG THEM WHO WOULD MAKE A WALL, AND STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME ON BEHALF OF THE LAND (CANADA). THAT I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT; BUT I FOUND NO ONE.
Humboldt Broncos hockey home becomes place of mourning, support after 15 killed in team bus crash.