Hockey bus crash victims include respected coach, captain

14 die when truck collides with hockey team's bus in Canada

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Mounties have said 14 others on the bus were injured.

"It's something we know is coming up", said Broncos club president Kevin Garinger.

The crash attracted a tweet on Saturday from United States President Donald Trump, who on Twitter posted "Just spoke to (Justin Trudeau) to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the awful Humboldt Team tragedy".

Garinger added that it is important for the team to continue, saying he knows all of the players personally, and he believes not a single one of them would want to see the Broncos disappear.

One team member's father, Tom Straschnitzki, said his son Ryan was in hospital with a serious back injury and that he could not feel his legs.

People laid flowers in a circle around centre ice in the Saskatchewan town's rink as family and friends of players listened to prayers and hymns. There are so many great people out there.

"My heart breaks this morning for the entire Humboldt Broncos community".

Many people have reached out with condolences to the Humboldt community, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman said the NHL mourned the passing of those who died "and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they loved".

"They're just young gentlemen and you're still trying to push them in the right direction in their lives and try and influence some of their habits and what happens later on in their lives", said Chilman.

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Scott Moe, premier of Saskatchewan, urged all Canadians to support the families who lost someone.

"My heart is broken for these people and the whole hockey community's is", he indicated.

The Friday night accident sent shock waves across a hockey-loving nation, devastated the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team and plunged the community of fewer than 6,000 people into grief.

In this dark moment, let the strong arms of Saskatchewan provide a loving embrace as it is needed most. The Jets will also donate proceeds from the 50/50 draw at Bell MTS Place to the relief efforts, and the Edmonton Oilers have since announced that they will do the same.

"You can't make up for loss". We're going to go one step at a time.

"This is my province, these are our boys", she wrote on Twitter.

Where does the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League - still smack in the middle of playoffs - go from here?

Had the Humboldt Broncos defeated the Nipawin Hawks in Game 5 of their SJHL playoff series Friday night, the Elgar Peterson Arena in the city would have been full on Sunday night with Bronco fans cheering their team on to what they would hope is a victory.

"The worst nightmare has happened", Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League president Bill Chow said during a Saturday press conference, tears streaming down his face.

There were also 29 people on-board the bus at the time of the crash, not 28 as previously reported.

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