Two mobile crisis units have been established in an attempt to help all those affected. At a church near the scene of the accident, more than a hundred people have gathered, including parents and grandparents of the players who were on the bus, as they wait for the details to unfold. The community is rallying behind them, with local grocery stores bringing food, while others brought phone chargers to help the families stay connected with relatives.
At Elgar Petersen Arena, Humboldt’s home ice, many more people gathered to support one another through this difficult time. From a town of nearly 6,000 people, the Broncos are a close-knit team and source of pride in the small community. Many Canadian kids grow up dreaming to make it to the NHL. But if you’re from Humboldt, your first dream is to be a Humboldt Bronco.