Two of the 16 who died in the devastating April 6 Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash will be laid to rest on Sunday.
A celebration of life will be held in Allen, Saskatchewan for Bronco’s Captain Logan Shatz.
Shatz had been with the Bronco’s for the past 4 seasons playing 187 games with the team, he served as the team’s captain for the past two and a half years.
The 20-year-old center was named the SJHL’s player of the month back in February.
A funeral for 18-year-old goalie Parker Tobin will take place in Stony Plain, Alberta.
Tobin was playing his first season with the Bronco’s after he was traded from the Alberta Junior Hockey League Spruce Grove Saints.
On Monday, family and friends of 18-year-old Evan Thomas will say goodbye to the Bronco’s forward in Saskatoon.
This was Thomas’s rookie year on the Bronco’s.
His dad Scott Thomas told the Canadian Press that he liked sports but what he loved more was being on a team.
“At times I think he tolerated sports so he could be a teammate. He just loved being a teammate. He loved his teammates and I think that was more important to him than the actual sport he was playing.” Thomas said.
All 29 members who were on the bus are being remembered as former and current AJHL, SJHL, WHL, and NHL hit the Ice at Pason Centennial arena for the Humboldt Bronco’s Tribute Fundraiser in Okotoks.
Current members of the Calgary Hitmen like Dakota Krebs, Andrew Viggars, and Zach Huber are set to lace up their skates for the Broncos along with former NHL players like Mike Commodore, Mike Sullivan, and Tyler Sloane.
The 38 man roster will hit the ice at 3:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies taking place at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with a minimum $5 donation required for entrance.