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Humboldt selects 10 players in SJHL dispersal draft

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The Humboldt Broncos continued forming a roster for next season by selecting 10 players from the other teams in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in a dispersal draft held Monday.

Sixteen players and staff members from Humboldt died and 13 were injured in a bus crash traveling to a playoff game April 6.

Humboldt president Kevin Garinger said May 11 that the Broncos would return to the ice in 2018-19 and that a search was underway for a new coach and general manager. Darcy Haugen, who filled both roles, died in the crash.

"I'm honored to be able to be a part of their rebuild and I'm honored that they wanted me to represent the team going forward and to be able to play this next season in the honor and the memory of the boys that were lost," defenseman Kyle Sargent, selected from Yorkton, told CTV News Regina.

The dispersal draft followed Humboldt selecting six players in the SJHL bantam draft June 1, and an invitation-only tryout camp for 80 players held May 25-27 in Saskatoon. That camp was closed to the public and media.

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