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An emotional return as Humboldt Broncos play 1st game since crash

The Humboldt Broncos tried to emerge from the grips of tragedy Wednesday night by playing some hockey and raising banners to honour all the people who were on their team bus when it crashed in April. Family members and fans cheered through tears at Elgar Petersen Arena as 29 yellow and green flags were unfurled honouring the 13 injured and ...

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Humboldt survivor Matechuk 'still struggling to get his speech back'

One of 13 players who survived a hockey bus crash in Saskatchewan last spring remains in hospital where he is slowly recovering, although he still isn’t fully aware of what happened. The family of Layne Matechuk says his main obstacle continues to be the brain injury he suffered when the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a transport truck collided at ...

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Humboldt Broncos back on ice for new season with training camp underway

As head coach Nathan Oystrick skated around the ice barking orders at his new players on Friday night, the Humboldt Broncos looked like any other junior hockey team in training camp. About 50 people sat in the stands watching the team for the first time since the April 6 bus crash that killed 16 people, including 10 players. Thirteen people ...

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Washington Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson takes Stanley Cup to Humboldt

The Stanley Cup has arrived in Humboldt, Sask. thanks to Saskatoon-born Washington Capitals player Chandler Stephenson. The Capitals won the NHL championship in June, prompting the forward to promise a trip to Humboldt with the trophy in tow. On Friday, Stephenson said it was a “No brainer.” He said the success of the GoFundMe for the Broncos shows how much the incident rocked the ...

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Kevin Garinger steps down from role as Humboldt Broncos president

Kevin Garinger, who as president of the Humboldt Broncos was the public face of the team after a bus crash that killed 16 people, is letting a team veteran step into the role. Garinger did not put his name forward when a new executive was elected Tuesday night. Garinger will continue to sit on the board. Jamie Brockman was voted in as the new president. He was ...

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Injured Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki's return to the ice stirs 'mixed emotions'

Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki tried out sledge hockey for the first time Friday, joined by his father Tom, girlfriend Erika, Team Canada’s Chris Cederstrand and Philadelphia Flyer Corban Knight. It was his return to the ice in the wake of the tragic bus crash April 6 that killed 16 of his teammates and colleagues and injured 13. On Sunday afternoon on the CBC  News Network, ...

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Ryan Straschnitzki returns to the ice for 1st time since Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Ryan Straschnitzki was back on the ice Friday, for the first time since the tragic bus crash that changed his life. Straschnitzki and his father Tom both played sledge hockey for the first time Friday in Okotoks, Alta., where they were given a tutorial by Team Canada’s Chris Cederstrand. For Ryan — who wore his Humboldt Broncos gear — the day was both emotional and a little frustrating, ...

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Humboldt Broncos player Matthieu Gomercic signs with Ontario university hockey team

A Humboldt Broncos player injured in a deadly crash in Saskatchewan has signed with a hockey team at an Ontario post-secondary institution. Matthieu Gomercic, a 20-year-old forward from Winnipeg, is joining the Ridgebacks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa. Coach Curtis Hodgins says in a news release that Gomercic has a big frame, protects pucks well ...

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