Memorial Thread for Humboldt Crash Victims


B00Mer
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Memorial Thread for Humboldt Crash Victims

On April 6, 2018, sixteen people were killed and thirteen injured when a northbound coach bus struck a westbound semi-trailer truck near Armley, Saskatchewan, Canada. The semi-trailer had failed to yield at a flashing stop sign at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335. The semi was travelling at a speed of approximately 100 km/h (60 mph). Most of the dead and injured were players from the Humboldt Broncos, a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

On July 6, 2018, the RCMP charged 29-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the semi-trailer, with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. On January 8, 2019, Sidhu pleaded guilty to these charges and was later sentenced to 8 years in prison on March 22, 2019.




"May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're dead".

This thread is dedicated to the Victims, family and Curious Cdn who wanted a Memorial Thread..

KEEP IT CLEAN AND RESPECTFUL
 
Mowich
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#2
 
Cannuck
#3
https://theweek.com/articles/794682/...cking-industry
 
B00Mer
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#4
From Andrew Scheer...

“As a parent and a Saskatchewanian, I still find myself without adequate words to capture how this tragedy has been felt by our province, and our nation. A year may have dulled the sharpness of the pain, but no passage of time can change the depth of our sorrow.

I continue to be inspired by the strength of the Humboldt community, and communities across the region that have been touched by this loss. The outpouring of love and support from across our great province, and indeed the world, for the families who have lost loved ones and for the injured players on their road to recovery has been truly incredible.

The love of hockey brings us together as Canadians. I, like many, have been inspired by the determination shown by the injured players to get back on the ice and their commitment to their teammates.

On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I offer my continued support and prayers to the Humboldt Broncos organization, their family and friends, as well as all Canadians touched by this terrible tragedy.”


https://www.facebook.com/12069317129...455126?sfns=mo
 
MHz
#5
From Andrew Scheer...
The love of hockey brings us together as Canadians. I, like many, have been inspired by the determination shown by the injured players to get back on the ice and their commitment to their teammates.


Perhaps if there was not an obsession with hockey the students would have been home studying things that lead to an actual career rather than you end up as 'a fan of the 0.001% that 'made it'.

I fail to see any mention of any upgrades like warning lights or tighter regulations so the Province seem to think their hands are clean.


http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sh...60#post2714260
Last edited by MHz; Apr 6th, 2019 at 03:59 PM..
 
Mowich
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davesmom
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Folks, I find this memorial of the Humboldt tragedy revolting and just plain sick! A year has passed, the time it takes for the bereaved to begin to learn how to live with their losses. The one responsible for the accident has been tried and sentenced. The grieving have to go on living and now, after one year, the past has been brought alive again by this memorial; it's like picking the scab off a healing wound, exposing the misery all over again. A memorial won't bring those young men back. A memorial isn't necessary for the bereaved to remember their departed loved ones. So why refresh all of the grief and anguish? It's been on national television all day. For Heaven's sake, let it go and let those poor people who have struggled for a year to put it behind them let them get on with their lives. The media loves to dramatize everything with no thought for how they bring the sorrow and grief alive again. Just my opinion.
 
spaminator
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Cannuck
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#9
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/o...-trucking.html
 
B00Mer
#10
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...tims-1.5085126

Tyler Bieber

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Tyler Bieber, 29, was a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos and worked with local station 107.5 Bolt FM. A co-worker said it was Bieber's first season announcing for the team.
"He definitely had a natural talent," said co-worker Steven Wilson. "He was just passionate about sports."

Logan Boulet

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Boulet, 21, is being remembered as a hero for his decision to donate his organs.
Boulet, who was critically injured in the crash, was kept on life support until matches for his organs could be found.
His organs, which he had told his father he wanted donated, saved the lives of at least six people, and his story led to a national surge in people signing donor cards.

Dayna Brons

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Dayna Brons, 24, was the Humboldt Broncos' team trainer and athletic therapist. She was the only woman on the team bus.
Brons was raised on a farm in nearby Marysburg and attended school in Lake Lenore, Sask., where her family says she loved sports and was one of the few girls to play hockey.
At her funeral, she was described by friend Curtis Strueby as selfless, reliable and always smiling.
It was her mother Carol's dream to help plan a wedding with her daughter.
"We did walk Dayna down the aisle," she said, "but we weren't escorting a bride, we were escorting a casket."

Mark Cross

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Mark Cross, 27, was the assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos and played for the York University Lions men's hockey team in Toronto.
"I can honestly say I didn't know a more kind-hearted, generous, caring and overall nice person," his cousin Graeme Cross said in an online tribute.
"Mark was one of those people that just made you feel safe and brought a special spark when you were in his presence."

Glen Doerksen

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Glen Doerksen, 59, was the driver of the bus, who worked for Charlie's Charters in Tisdale, Sask. He is being remembered for his passion for hockey and for being "a great family man."
"He kept our family always happy, and he loved what he did," said his son Cameron Doerksen.
"He loved driving all those boys, all those teams, and he did it with a smile on his face."

Darcy Haugan

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Darcy Haugan, 42, was the Broncos head coach and general manager. Haugan is survived by his wife and their two sons.
One of his former players in Peace River, Alta., said the coach "never gave up on anybody. He was always there for every one of his players… You wanted to win for him."

Adam Herold

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Adam Herold, 16, would have been the fourth generation to work on the family farm, perhaps after a career in hockey, said his father. Herold joined the Broncos just for the playoffs and was the youngest to die in the crash.
"He was a smart, humble kid who always had a smile," said his father, Russell.
John Smith, manager of Herold's former team, the Regina Pat Canadians, remembered Herold as "one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of managing," adding that he brought a hard work ethic to the team.

Brody Hinz

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Brody Hinz, 18, compiled stats for the Broncos and worked for local radio station 107.5 Bolt FM as an intern.
Hinz's aunt, Sharon Streuby, said he planned to continue his involvement with the Broncos after high school graduation, and that he planned to attend the University of Regina for sports management.
Mid-level professional hockey player Reid Gardiner knew Hinz and tweeted, "He loved sports and knew more facts about [the Broncos] than anyone I knew."

Logan Hunter

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Hunter, 18, is being remembered for his ever-ready willingness to play games or mini-stick matches with children.
"He had this smirk about him most of the time that might have made you think he was a little bit cocky," said Rene Cannon, a "billet mom" who hosted Hunter in her family home.
"But he was truly this kind soul that lay down on the floor and spent time with our puppies."

Jaxon Joseph



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jaxon Joseph, 20, played forward and was one of the leading scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Blaine Neufeld, Joseph's former coach in B.C., said, "Something particular about Jaxon was that he had a particular smile. He lit up the room."

Jacob Leicht



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jacob Leight, 19, was a Humboldt native who played left wing on the Broncos team.
His girlfriend, Kayleigh Feschuk, remembers him as someone with "the heart of a lion" and a person who held his family and morals close to his heart.
"You don't expect to find somebody like that at 17 and at 19, but we did. We were thankful for it every day and still are."

Conner Lukan



(John Fraser/CBC)

Conner Lukan, 21, was a forward in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Lukan had many different nicknames throughout his life — Connie, Lukes, Con-Man, Squirrel — but one thing was consistent: His dedication to the people around him.
Former Broncos president Kevin Garinger, who also billeted Lukan, remembers wishing well Lukan prior to the playoff game.
"One of the last things we talked about via text was... I said, 'Hey Connor, we're not done yet.' And he said, 'We're not done yet!' with an exclamation mark."

Logan Schatz



(John Fraser/CBC)

Logan Schatz, 20, played centre for the Broncos for four years and served as team captain for the past 2˝ years.
"He was outstanding. There's not a bad word you could say about that guy," said Brennan Hall, a friend of Schatz.
Schatz was named the league's player of the month in February 2018 after earning points in eight of nine games.

Evan Thomas



(John Fraser/CBC)

Evan Thomas, 18, was a right winger in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Thomas excelled at science in school and was considering a future as an orthopedic surgeon.
"He was my best friend," said his father, Scott. "I'm never going to be able to sit beside him on a golf cart and share a beer and have a laugh."

Parker Tobin



(John Fraser/CBC)

Parker Tobin, 18, was a goalie in his first season with the Broncos. He is being remembered for both his resilience and his intelligence.
"He was an intelligent person beyond his years that at times liked to talk too much, but typically was one of the smarter people in the room," said Ryan Rechner, one of his former coaches.

Stephen Wack



(John Fraser/CBC)

Stephen Wack, 21, was a defenceman who played for the Humboldt Broncos for two seasons.
One friend remembers him as a "gentle giant." His brother, Justin Wack, remembers him for his talent with making videos.
 
Mowich
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by davesmom View Post

Folks, I find this memorial of the Humboldt tragedy revolting and just plain sick! A year has passed, the time it takes for the bereaved to begin to learn how to live with their losses. The one responsible for the accident has been tried and sentenced. The grieving have to go on living and now, after one year, the past has been brought alive again by this memorial; it's like picking the scab off a healing wound, exposing the misery all over again. A memorial won't bring those young men back. A memorial isn't necessary for the bereaved to remember their departed loved ones. So why refresh all of the grief and anguish? It's been on national television all day. For Heaven's sake, let it go and let those poor people who have struggled for a year to put it behind them let them get on with their lives. The media loves to dramatize everything with no thought for how they bring the sorrow and grief alive again. Just my opinion.

If you find this memorial - which by the way was not a media staged event but held by the folks in Humboldt - I would gather that other memorials to remember tragedies are also on your list of 'revolting and just plain sick' events. How many years has it been since Mark Lepine murdered those women in Quebec? That tragedy is now a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Then there is the memorial for the survivors of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster - is that on your list too?
Memorials are not about 'bringing anyone back', they are about an on-going healing process which considering the enormity of this tragedy which happened but one year past, is still fresh in the minds of those whose lives were changed forever.
 
Mowich
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...tims-1.5085126

Tyler Bieber

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Tyler Bieber, 29, was a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos and worked with local station 107.5 Bolt FM. A co-worker said it was Bieber's first season announcing for the team.
"He definitely had a natural talent," said co-worker Steven Wilson. "He was just passionate about sports."

Logan Boulet

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Boulet, 21, is being remembered as a hero for his decision to donate his organs.
Boulet, who was critically injured in the crash, was kept on life support until matches for his organs could be found.
His organs, which he had told his father he wanted donated, saved the lives of at least six people, and his story led to a national surge in people signing donor cards.

Dayna Brons

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Dayna Brons, 24, was the Humboldt Broncos' team trainer and athletic therapist. She was the only woman on the team bus.
Brons was raised on a farm in nearby Marysburg and attended school in Lake Lenore, Sask., where her family says she loved sports and was one of the few girls to play hockey.
At her funeral, she was described by friend Curtis Strueby as selfless, reliable and always smiling.
It was her mother Carol's dream to help plan a wedding with her daughter.
"We did walk Dayna down the aisle," she said, "but we weren't escorting a bride, we were escorting a casket."

Mark Cross

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Mark Cross, 27, was the assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos and played for the York University Lions men's hockey team in Toronto.
"I can honestly say I didn't know a more kind-hearted, generous, caring and overall nice person," his cousin Graeme Cross said in an online tribute.
"Mark was one of those people that just made you feel safe and brought a special spark when you were in his presence."

Glen Doerksen

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Glen Doerksen, 59, was the driver of the bus, who worked for Charlie's Charters in Tisdale, Sask. He is being remembered for his passion for hockey and for being "a great family man."
"He kept our family always happy, and he loved what he did," said his son Cameron Doerksen.
"He loved driving all those boys, all those teams, and he did it with a smile on his face."

Darcy Haugan

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Darcy Haugan, 42, was the Broncos head coach and general manager. Haugan is survived by his wife and their two sons.
One of his former players in Peace River, Alta., said the coach "never gave up on anybody. He was always there for every one of his players… You wanted to win for him."

Adam Herold

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Adam Herold, 16, would have been the fourth generation to work on the family farm, perhaps after a career in hockey, said his father. Herold joined the Broncos just for the playoffs and was the youngest to die in the crash.
"He was a smart, humble kid who always had a smile," said his father, Russell.
John Smith, manager of Herold's former team, the Regina Pat Canadians, remembered Herold as "one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of managing," adding that he brought a hard work ethic to the team.

Brody Hinz

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Brody Hinz, 18, compiled stats for the Broncos and worked for local radio station 107.5 Bolt FM as an intern.
Hinz's aunt, Sharon Streuby, said he planned to continue his involvement with the Broncos after high school graduation, and that he planned to attend the University of Regina for sports management.
Mid-level professional hockey player Reid Gardiner knew Hinz and tweeted, "He loved sports and knew more facts about [the Broncos] than anyone I knew."

Logan Hunter

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Hunter, 18, is being remembered for his ever-ready willingness to play games or mini-stick matches with children.
"He had this smirk about him most of the time that might have made you think he was a little bit cocky," said Rene Cannon, a "billet mom" who hosted Hunter in her family home.
"But he was truly this kind soul that lay down on the floor and spent time with our puppies."

Jaxon Joseph



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jaxon Joseph, 20, played forward and was one of the leading scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Blaine Neufeld, Joseph's former coach in B.C., said, "Something particular about Jaxon was that he had a particular smile. He lit up the room."

Jacob Leicht



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jacob Leight, 19, was a Humboldt native who played left wing on the Broncos team.
His girlfriend, Kayleigh Feschuk, remembers him as someone with "the heart of a lion" and a person who held his family and morals close to his heart.
"You don't expect to find somebody like that at 17 and at 19, but we did. We were thankful for it every day and still are."

Conner Lukan



(John Fraser/CBC)

Conner Lukan, 21, was a forward in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Lukan had many different nicknames throughout his life — Connie, Lukes, Con-Man, Squirrel — but one thing was consistent: His dedication to the people around him.
Former Broncos president Kevin Garinger, who also billeted Lukan, remembers wishing well Lukan prior to the playoff game.
"One of the last things we talked about via text was... I said, 'Hey Connor, we're not done yet.' And he said, 'We're not done yet!' with an exclamation mark."

Logan Schatz



(John Fraser/CBC)

Logan Schatz, 20, played centre for the Broncos for four years and served as team captain for the past 2˝ years.
"He was outstanding. There's not a bad word you could say about that guy," said Brennan Hall, a friend of Schatz.
Schatz was named the league's player of the month in February 2018 after earning points in eight of nine games.

Evan Thomas



(John Fraser/CBC)

Evan Thomas, 18, was a right winger in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Thomas excelled at science in school and was considering a future as an orthopedic surgeon.
"He was my best friend," said his father, Scott. "I'm never going to be able to sit beside him on a golf cart and share a beer and have a laugh."

Parker Tobin



(John Fraser/CBC)

Parker Tobin, 18, was a goalie in his first season with the Broncos. He is being remembered for both his resilience and his intelligence.
"He was an intelligent person beyond his years that at times liked to talk too much, but typically was one of the smarter people in the room," said Ryan Rechner, one of his former coaches.

Stephen Wack



(John Fraser/CBC)

Stephen Wack, 21, was a defenceman who played for the Humboldt Broncos for two seasons.
One friend remembers him as a "gentle giant." His brother, Justin Wack, remembers him for his talent with making videos.


Thank you for this, Boomer.
 
davesmom
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

If you find this memorial - which by the way was not a media staged event but held by the folks in Humboldt - I would gather that other memorials to remember tragedies are also on your list of 'revolting and just plain sick' events. How many years has it been since Mark Lepine murdered those women in Quebec? That tragedy is now a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Then there is the memorial for the survivors of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster - is that on your list too?
Memorials are not about 'bringing anyone back', they are about an on-going healing process which considering the enormity of this tragedy which happened but one year past, is still fresh in the minds of those whose lives were changed forever.

You have your opinion, I have mine. I have lost loved ones big time and I will grieve for them for the rest of my life. I don't need a national remembrance day to remember them. Nothing ever heals if you keep picking at it. It just festers all over again. The tragic loss of loved ones never heals, you just learn to live with it. Strangers don't feel the loss and once they have paid their respects I thank them for respecting my privacy, not to act like they share my loss. I am deeply sorry for the Humboldt tragedy but to pretend that it affects my life would be hypocritical.
 
Mowich
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by davesmom View Post

You have your opinion, I have mine. I have lost loved ones big time and I will grieve for them for the rest of my life. I don't need a national remembrance day to remember them. Nothing ever heals if you keep picking at it. It just festers all over again. The tragic loss of loved ones never heals, you just learn to live with it. Strangers don't feel the loss and once they have paid their respects I thank them for respecting my privacy, not to act like they share my loss. I am deeply sorry for the Humboldt tragedy but to pretend that it affects my life would be hypocritical.


No one is asking you to pretend that it affects your life, Davesmom. As I am, you are most welcome to your opinions but I have to wonder why you would bother to comment when you don't care about the memorial? Many of us care very much about what happened and that is why we have this topic.
 
MHz
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...tims-1.5085126

Tyler Bieber

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Tyler Bieber, 29, was a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos and worked with local station 107.5 Bolt FM. A co-worker said it was Bieber's first season announcing for the team.
"He definitely had a natural talent," said co-worker Steven Wilson. "He was just passionate about sports."

Logan Boulet

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Boulet, 21, is being remembered as a hero for his decision to donate his organs.
Boulet, who was critically injured in the crash, was kept on life support until matches for his organs could be found.
His organs, which he had told his father he wanted donated, saved the lives of at least six people, and his story led to a national surge in people signing donor cards.

Dayna Brons

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Dayna Brons, 24, was the Humboldt Broncos' team trainer and athletic therapist. She was the only woman on the team bus.
Brons was raised on a farm in nearby Marysburg and attended school in Lake Lenore, Sask., where her family says she loved sports and was one of the few girls to play hockey.
At her funeral, she was described by friend Curtis Strueby as selfless, reliable and always smiling.
It was her mother Carol's dream to help plan a wedding with her daughter.
"We did walk Dayna down the aisle," she said, "but we weren't escorting a bride, we were escorting a casket."

Mark Cross

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Mark Cross, 27, was the assistant coach of the Humboldt Broncos and played for the York University Lions men's hockey team in Toronto.
"I can honestly say I didn't know a more kind-hearted, generous, caring and overall nice person," his cousin Graeme Cross said in an online tribute.
"Mark was one of those people that just made you feel safe and brought a special spark when you were in his presence."

Glen Doerksen

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Glen Doerksen, 59, was the driver of the bus, who worked for Charlie's Charters in Tisdale, Sask. He is being remembered for his passion for hockey and for being "a great family man."
"He kept our family always happy, and he loved what he did," said his son Cameron Doerksen.
"He loved driving all those boys, all those teams, and he did it with a smile on his face."

Darcy Haugan

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Darcy Haugan, 42, was the Broncos head coach and general manager. Haugan is survived by his wife and their two sons.
One of his former players in Peace River, Alta., said the coach "never gave up on anybody. He was always there for every one of his players… You wanted to win for him."

Adam Herold

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Adam Herold, 16, would have been the fourth generation to work on the family farm, perhaps after a career in hockey, said his father. Herold joined the Broncos just for the playoffs and was the youngest to die in the crash.
"He was a smart, humble kid who always had a smile," said his father, Russell.
John Smith, manager of Herold's former team, the Regina Pat Canadians, remembered Herold as "one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of managing," adding that he brought a hard work ethic to the team.

Brody Hinz

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Brody Hinz, 18, compiled stats for the Broncos and worked for local radio station 107.5 Bolt FM as an intern.
Hinz's aunt, Sharon Streuby, said he planned to continue his involvement with the Broncos after high school graduation, and that he planned to attend the University of Regina for sports management.
Mid-level professional hockey player Reid Gardiner knew Hinz and tweeted, "He loved sports and knew more facts about [the Broncos] than anyone I knew."

Logan Hunter

[COLOR=#222222][FONT=&quot]

Logan Hunter, 18, is being remembered for his ever-ready willingness to play games or mini-stick matches with children.
"He had this smirk about him most of the time that might have made you think he was a little bit cocky," said Rene Cannon, a "billet mom" who hosted Hunter in her family home.
"But he was truly this kind soul that lay down on the floor and spent time with our puppies."

Jaxon Joseph



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jaxon Joseph, 20, played forward and was one of the leading scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Blaine Neufeld, Joseph's former coach in B.C., said, "Something particular about Jaxon was that he had a particular smile. He lit up the room."

Jacob Leicht



(John Fraser/CBC)

Jacob Leight, 19, was a Humboldt native who played left wing on the Broncos team.
His girlfriend, Kayleigh Feschuk, remembers him as someone with "the heart of a lion" and a person who held his family and morals close to his heart.
"You don't expect to find somebody like that at 17 and at 19, but we did. We were thankful for it every day and still are."

Conner Lukan



(John Fraser/CBC)

Conner Lukan, 21, was a forward in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Lukan had many different nicknames throughout his life — Connie, Lukes, Con-Man, Squirrel — but one thing was consistent: His dedication to the people around him.
Former Broncos president Kevin Garinger, who also billeted Lukan, remembers wishing well Lukan prior to the playoff game.
"One of the last things we talked about via text was... I said, 'Hey Connor, we're not done yet.' And he said, 'We're not done yet!' with an exclamation mark."

Logan Schatz



(John Fraser/CBC)

Logan Schatz, 20, played centre for the Broncos for four years and served as team captain for the past 2˝ years.
"He was outstanding. There's not a bad word you could say about that guy," said Brennan Hall, a friend of Schatz.
Schatz was named the league's player of the month in February 2018 after earning points in eight of nine games.

Evan Thomas



(John Fraser/CBC)

Evan Thomas, 18, was a right winger in his first season with the Humboldt Broncos.
Thomas excelled at science in school and was considering a future as an orthopedic surgeon.
"He was my best friend," said his father, Scott. "I'm never going to be able to sit beside him on a golf cart and share a beer and have a laugh."

Parker Tobin



(John Fraser/CBC)

Parker Tobin, 18, was a goalie in his first season with the Broncos. He is being remembered for both his resilience and his intelligence.
"He was an intelligent person beyond his years that at times liked to talk too much, but typically was one of the smarter people in the room," said Ryan Rechner, one of his former coaches.

Stephen Wack



(John Fraser/CBC)

Stephen Wack, 21, was a defenceman who played for the Humboldt Broncos for two seasons.
One friend remembers him as a "gentle giant." His brother, Justin Wack, remembers him for his talent with making videos.

RIP. Hockey will never be the same.