There will be a collection tonight in Thief River Falls to benefit a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team devastated by a tragic bus crash last Friday.
15 members of the Humboldt Bronco’s, including players and coaches, died en-route to an SJHL Semi-Final Match, when the team bus was struck by a semi on Highway #35 near Armley, Saskatchewan, Friday Evening.
The collection is being hosted by the NorsKids Foundation at tonight’s SIJHL Game between the Thief River Falls Norskies and Thunder Bay and has been organized by NorsKids benefactors, Tim and Michelle Benton.
Killed in the crash; Head Coach Darcy Haugan, Team Captain Logan Schatz and Radio Announcer Tyler Bieber. 12 others died, 14 more were injured, some critically. Similar to the Norskies, the Broncos are a junior hockey league team, billeted with families in the small community of 6,000.
Among those offering their condolences over the weekend, President Donald Trump.
The benefit will include handing out more than 350 ribbons in Humboldt Brono Green, made by Norskie Fans, Thief River Falls City Administrator Rod Otterness, his wife, Patsy and Council Woman Rachel Prudhomme, during tonight’s Norskies/Thunder Bay Play-Off game, which gets underway at 7pm at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.