Calgary, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of the Western Hockey League, from WHL Commissioner Ron Robison:
“Everyone associated with the Western Hockey League 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.
The WHL and our member Clubs extend our heartfelt condolences to the Humboldt Broncos, the SJHL and, in particular, the families impacted by this terrible tragedy.
The hockey community has very close ties and the WHL will stand by the SJHL and the Humboldt Broncos and their families to provide whatever support they require during this incredibly difficult time.”