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Humboldt Broncos to field team next season

Sixteen people were killed in April 6 bus crash in Saskatchewan

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The Humboldt Broncos will field a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League next season.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured when the team's bus collided with a truck April 6. The Broncos were traveling to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, when the crash happened.

Among those killed in the crash were 10 players and coach-general manager Darcy Haugen. A search for someone to fill those positions began this week.

"Darcy Haugen was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community," team president Kevin Garinger said Friday. "He was the coach every player wanted, and that other coaches wanted to emulate. As a general manager, Darcy made smart decisions and was driven to ensure the Broncos organization succeeded in every aspect of its operations. He took our team to new heights -- it will be incredibly difficult to find someone that can rise to his standards."

The Broncos will hold an invitation-only tryout camp for 80 players May 25-27 in Saskatoon. The camp will be closed to the public and media.

The Broncos also announced that tickets for the 2018-19 season will go on sale soon.

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