Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all of Canada will be cheering for the Humboldt Broncos tonight when the Saskatchewan junior hockey team plays their first game since a fatal bus crash.
Speaking at a Liberal caucus meeting at a retreat in Saskatoon, Trudeau said the community of Humboldt suffered unimaginable shock, grief and trauma in April when the team’s bus and a tractor-trailer collided at a rural intersection.
Sixteen people, including 10 players, were killed and 13 players were injured.
The Broncos are to play their home opener tonight against the Nipawin Hawks the same team the Broncos were supposed to face the night of the crash.
Trudeau says the community has shown incredible resilience and strength.
He says Canadians have also shown great kindness and will continue to support the community as they heal.
(The Canadian Press)