MJHL postpones league finals in wake of Humboldt Broncos crash
Game 2 between the Steinbach Pistons and Virden Oil Capitals was scheduled to be played Sunday night
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has postponed its league finals in the wake of Friday's deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos.
Game two between the Steinbach Pistons and Virden Oil Capitals was scheduled to be played Sunday night in Virden, but the league has decided to postpone the game out of respect for the Broncos.
Fifteen people died and 14 people were injured after the bus carrying the team and its staff collided with a transport truck carrying peat moss on Highway 35, about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask.
The team was on its way to Nipawin, Sask., for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League semi-final playoff game. The winner of the SJHL finals was to play the winner of the MJHL finals in the Anavet Cup in a series that was to begin on April 27.
"Out of the deepest respect to the Humboldt Broncos organization, its players and parents, the SJHL and its member clubs, we do not believe that Sunday's MJHL playoff game should be played as scheduled," Davis said.
Davis said players often cross between the two provinces and leagues and many players in the MJHL would have known someone affected.
The league said the playoff series will resume, however dates and places have yet to be announced.