It was a year ago — April 6, 2018 — when the hockey world learned of the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The team was a on its way to a playoff game when it crashed with 28 passengers inside.
The Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6,000. Many gathered at the community center attached to the hockey arena there after word of the horrific crash began to circulate.
Since that tragic day, the Broncos have been rebuilt. They iced a team this season, with a new coach, and made the playoffs again, all while never forgetting those who were lost.
Tim Layden shares how hockey has helped the Humboldt community heal, one year after the bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 more within the Broncos organization.