DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar reacted to the tragedy that hit his hometown in Saskatchewan, Canada.
At least 15 people died after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a semi truck Friday night.READ MORE: Latino Coalition Of Weld County Takes COVID Vaccine Clinics Into Communities To Promote Vaccine Equity
The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
The team was on its way to the city of Nipawin for a game.
Bednar says his small hometown has been hit hard.
“I have a couple of friends that one of their sons was a goal tender for the Broncos. He survived. He went to surgery last night in Saskatoon, and hopefully he’s doing better, but it’s a tough time for that town,” Bednar said.READ MORE: Denver Broncos Future Ownership To Be Decided In Court
Members of the Humboldt team range in age from 16 to 21, according to an online team roster.
Twenty-nine people were on the bus. The victim’s identities have not been confirmed.MORE NEWS: Confusion Surrounds COVID Vaccine Booster As Coloradans Turned Away
Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic was part of a 1986 Canadian junior hockey team that was also involved in a deadly crash. Four people were killed in that crash.