14 dead in Canada hockey bus crash

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed there were fatalities in the crash on a highway in Tisdale Saskatchewan in Canada

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed there were fatalities in the crash on a highway in Tisdale Saskatchewan in Canada

The crash sent shock waves through the team's small hometown.

Another 15 were sent to hospital, with three in critical condition. There were 29 people, including the driver, on board the bus at the time of the collision, RCMP said in a release.

Twenty-one-year-old Logan Boulet was reported to have been taken off life support yesterday - his family say his organs were donated. There was no mention of the truck driver.

Fourteen people died and 15 were injured when a truck collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a game in western Canada.

The vigil will coincide with one being held in Saskatchewan at the same time. "I am freaking out".

Around 5 p.m. Friday, the truck was heading west at a highway intersection south of Nipawin when it collided with the bus.

Darren Opp, the president of the Hawks, told the Globe and Mail: "It's a terrible accident, my God, it's very, very bad".

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"Our investigators will be looking at all aspects of this accident to determine what took place", he said. "It's very, very bad".

The assistant coach was from Strasbourgh, Sask., where he was named most valuable player past year while playing with the Maroons in the Highway Hockey League. "For me, I think you've got to try and find some positives out of a awful situation".

Pastor Jordan Gadsby at the Apostolic Church in Nipawin told The Associated Press news agency that more than 100 people had gathered at his church.

"Lots of them are waiting for information", he said. "I've got four other kids and they're here, which is nice".

"To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organization, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan's hearts", Moe said in a Facebook statement. Steven Wilson, a co-worker in Weyburn, Sask., said it was Bieber's first season announcing for the team. "These young athletes. They are incredible young men, every one of them". There were fatalities and we are heartbroken. "We're all thinking of them....and the tragedy that's happened".

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.

"He was a wonderful young man".

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"He always had a smile on his face", said Porter, who described Hunter as a "smart kid and a great hockey player" with a "great sense of humour".

She said most of the players call it a home away from home, and the host families consider themselves extra parents with an added son. "This is a moment when we must come together to support, to comfort and to lean on one another".

Teams around the country paid tribute to the dead during weekend fixtures.

While the cause of the crash has yet to be determined, both RCMP and Humboldt mayor Rob Muench referenced typical winter driving conditionsfor this time of year, during a Saturday afternoon press conference. York will also be displaying Cross' jersey. The impact ripped the bus apart. "But in times like these you definitely need people around you, and our thoughts and our hearts go out to the Humboldt Broncos and their families".

"From a grieving province, thank you to every one of the first responders and medical professionals for your courageous response under the most hard circumstances imaginable".

"They're part of the families of these billets", he said. The team includes 24 players, ages ranging from 16 to 21.

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