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Hockey world in shock after Humboldt crash

Humboldt mayor Rob Muench, in the Broncos jersey, along with other mourners lay down flower on the stairs that enter to Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, in Humboldt, Sask., on Saturday, April 7, 2018. RCMP say 14 people are dead and 14 people were injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
April 07, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock had tears in his eyes Saturday morning when he opened his pre-game news conference by speaking about Friday's horrific bus crash involving a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan.

The crash killed 14 people, including the Humboldt Broncos' head coach and captain.

Another 15 people were sent to hospital, including three in critical condition.

Babcock, who grew up in Saskatoon, says he feels for the families, adding "it's got to rip the heart out of your chest."

Toronto defenceman Morgan Rielly played his junior hockey in Saskatchewan.

He says playing in the province helped him "gain appreciation for the kind of people that come from there."

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