The following is a statement on behalf of the SMAAAHL, from Lloyd Friesen:
“Everyone associated with the SMAAAHL is shocked and deeply saddened by the devastating news of the tragic bus accident involving members of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Humboldt Broncos families.
The SMAAAHL and our member Clubs extend our heartfelt condolences to the community of Humboldt, Humboldt Broncos, the fans, the SJHL and, in particular, the families impacted by this terrible tragedy.
The hockey community has very close ties and the SMAAAHL will stand by the SJHL and the Humboldt Broncos and their families to provide whatever support they require during this incredibly difficult time."
SMAAAHL has reached out to all teams within the league to offer support in any way that is needed.
If any one needs support through the tragedy, there is a mobile crisis hotline. Please don't hesitate to call them to talk to someone at the Crisis Hotline: 306-757-0127