The captain of the Humboldt Broncos was described during a funeral at a curling rink in his hometown of Allan, as a winner who always thrived for greatness. Green and yellow drapes hung at the front of the stage and jerseys with the number 20, which was also Logan Schatz’s age, were also at the front along with bouquets of flowers. Schatz was among the 16 people killed on April 6th when the junior hockey team’s bus collided with a semi-trailer at the intersection of Highways 335 and 35 en route to a play-off game in Nipawin. There was also a funeral for 18-year-old Parker Tobin in Stony Plain, Alberta on Sunday. On Saturday, Head Coach Darcy Haugen, Statistician Brody Hinz and Logan Boulet, who donated six of his organs to help six other people, were all laid to rest.
Saskatoon Transit will have buses going out to the memorial service honouring Humboldt Bronco Evan Thomas today (Mon). The Saskatoon native played right-wing for the Humboldt Broncos. The memorial starts at 1 and direct bus service will be available from the Special Events Stop outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts downtown at 23rd and 2nd Avenue. Buses will leave every 15 minutes beginning at 11:45 and then will leave SaskTel Centre at 3:15 and 3:30 with regular fares for the trips.
Ten of the 13 injured survivors from the bus remain hospitalized. Two are in critical condition.
[With files from CP]