The crash killed head coach Darcy Haugan and team captain Logan Schatz.The names of others killed have not been confirmed.
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Kelly Schatz, Logan’s father, said his 20-year-old son played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past two-and-a-half years.
He says the family is seeking solace in one another. "I’ve got four other kids and they’re here, which is nice." Haugan’s wife, Christina George-Haugan, confirmed his death to The Canadian Press.
The team, in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks.
Darren Opp, president of the Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players’ bus.
Hockey teams and players from leagues across North America tweeted messages of support, many with the hashtag prayersforhumboldt.
"I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter late Friday.
Flowers were placed on the stairs in the rink stands.
The railing were wrapped in yellow and green ribbon to honour the team.
Tributes poured in online for father of two who was described as an amazing mentor to young players.