ALLISTON HORNETS REACT TO HUMBOLDT BRONCOS TRAGEDY 4/10/2018 6:27:49 AM
The country and hockey world are still reeling from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed the lives of 15 people last Friday (apr 6) in Saskatchewan.
Travis Chapman is the Head Coach of the Alliston Hornets of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
He not only coaches junior hockey, but spent 4 years in the OHL as a player riding the bus.
Coach Chapman the bus itself is like a sanctuary on wheels for players.
He added the bus is a great place to bond as teammates and friends.
Chapman says he never was involved in anything tragic or scary when it came to travel but his brother Adam, who played for the Ottawa 67's, was.
But it never made either seriously consider not getting back on the motorcoach.
He thinks this incident touched the nation not just because 15 people lost their lives.
On Saturday, the Alliston Hornets tweeted "our heartfelt condolences to the families of the Humboldt Broncos and the community of Humboldt. The Alliston Hornets mourns those who passed and offers strength to those injured."
Sunday night (apr 8) a vigil was held in Humboldt, Saskatchewan to remember the 15 people killed in this tragedy in Saskatchewan.
New Tecumseth, Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury and Simcoe County District School Board have lowered their flags to half staff to honour the memory the of those killed.