Offers of help pour in after deadly bus crash involving Humboldt Broncos

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According to the Nipawin RCMP, the bus was carrying 28 people including the driver at the time of the collision, meaning every occupant was either hurt or killed.

The team was on its way to Game 5 of a semifinal against the Nipawin Hawks, also in Saskatchewan, when the crash occurred around 5 p.m. CST.

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Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players' bus - an account police confirmed.

Condolences and support from across Canada and overseas continue to pour in following a tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior "A" hockey team in Saskatchewan on Friday evening.

The family of Ryan Straschnitzki confirmed the 18-year-old player survived but broke his back and can't feel his lower extremities. "I am freaking out". "Some of the families have gotten information and have gone to be with their kids".

Garinger, who has one of the players living in his home, said they still do not know his fate.

In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.

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Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene.

"We don't know who has passed and we don't expect to know right away", he said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent out a statement Saturday, saying "an entire country is in shock and mourning today".

Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, said he knows players on the team.

Less than 17 hours after it was launched, a GoFundMe account organized to raise funds for the victims and families of the junior hockey team has received in excess of $1 million in donations from almost 17,000 contributors. "We are a small community by most standards, but the hockey team has always been a big part of our community", said Muench.

"This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here". Other team personnel and a radio reporter were also on the bus.

Future Hall of Famer Joe Sakic was a rookie on the team.

"We will never forget April 6, 2018". As neighbours, as friends, and as Canadians, we grieve alongside you. "You wanted to win for him".

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