MINOT, N.D. - North Dakota’s hockey teams are showing support for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, after several members of the team lost their lives when their bus collided with a transport truck in Western Canada Friday.
The junior hockey team based out of Saskatchewan was headed to a playoff game. At least 15 members of the team were killed, and 14 others hospitalized.
Minot Minotauros head coach Marty Murray, a native of Manitoba, says the team would be thinking of their brothers in Canada when they took to the rink Saturday night.
“It's hard to put into words. I mean, when I first heard of the terrible accident there, you know your heart just sunk, and you know there's all kinds of reports going on and you don't know really any details, and you just announce that there's multiple fatalities, so you know it's just a terrible story all around, and you feel for, obviously the players and their families and the hockey community up on Humboldt,” said Murray.
The Minotauros held a moment of silence before Saturday’s game, and the team’s booster club elected to donate the team’s share of Saturday’s 50-50 raffle to the Broncos.
The Bismarck Bobcats and the Fargo Force also took to social media, posting messages of support for the victims and their families.