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The GoFundMe page for the families impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy has already raised millions of dollars

"The driver has subsequently been released".

He also said that he was lucky to be in the condition he was.

One team member's father, Tom Straschnitzki, said his son Ryan was in hospital with a serious back injury and has said that he can not feel his legs. "To see everyone in Saskatchewan come together, it's awesome to see".

One of the deceased in the crash that killed 15 people en route to a hockey playoff game in western Canada was misidentified, Saskatchewan's Ministry of Justice said Monday, partly because the players all had blond-dyed hair and similar builds.

There were 29 people on the team's bus when the crash happened around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Friday. The "scope and complexity of this investigation means it will take some time to determine the cause of the collision and circumstances surrounding it", RCMP said in a statement.

The victims were dispatched by helicopter and ambulance to care centres in nearby Saskatoon.

Labelle, a Saskatoon emergency room physician, said Saturday night he came upon the crash site Friday where the bus and a semi had collided. Garinger said the team won't disband. "Whether early in the morning or late at night, you're always with your team".

In Humboldt, the team's home rink became a scene of mourning, support, and strength. "To think about those kids being in the prime of their hockey careers and the prime of their life, and some of them to have that cut short, it's tragic and hard to think about".

"What I did was basically out of respect for the players, the team, and their families", said Schiffman, who is part of the MA Hockey League, a pick-up league for adults.

Slaght has been getting dozens of messages from people he knows about the tragedy because of his connection to the team. Multiple crisis workers were assisting in a separate area. Pictures of the dead and injured were placed in front of the audience.

Others, like Daralynn D'Angelo, are wearing green ribbons.

Herold, who would have turned 17 Thursday, played for the Regina Pat Canadians hockey team until just weeks ago, but was sent to join the Broncos for their playoff round when the Pat Canadians' season wrapped up, said John Smith, the Pat Canadians' manager. And we must put aside hatred, jealousy, resentments and just love one another. "When you play hockey, it's about family". For parents everywhere, the death of a child, and the loss of that child's hopes and dreams, is the worst fate imaginable. "But more importantly, I just think that everybody that ever met Adam would attest to the fact of what a great young man he was".

In the two days that it has been up and running, 84,224 people have raised $6,428,950 for the players and families affected by the crash.

A remembrance vigil for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash drew hundreds of locals to Memorial Gardens last night. For example, the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association donated $2,500 and the Canadian Tire Corporation donated $50,000, just to name a few.

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