The Humboldt Broncos tragedy, a horrific accident that occurred back in early April of this year, rocked Canada and the hockey world. The awful tragedy resulted in the loss of 16 lives and left 13 others with injuries ranging from serious to critical in nature and caused an outpouring of support from the hockey community.
The National Hockey League has thrown the full power of their organization behind the effort to support the victims of that tragedy and as a result we have seen survivors of that awful incident at NHL games throughout the regular season and the playoffs. Most recently, 18-year-old defenseman Xavier Labelle was seen at a Vegas Golden Knights game during the Stanley Cup finals. Labelle has been recovering from multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, a concussion, nerve damage impacting the legs and left arm, internal bleeding, and several other internal injuries, and approximately 20 broken bones.
It was all a good sign and positive encouragements to see players back on their feet and being successful with their recovery. However, these poor players and members of the Humboldt community have to face another tragedy event on Saturday, as it has been reported that a former player and his family lost their lives in a car accident.
According to Winnipeg Jets NHL Broadcaster on TSN 1290 Radio Brian Munz, former Broncos player Troy Gasper, his wife Carissa and their three children were all tragically lost last night in an car accident in Saskatchewan.
This has to be tough for the Humboldt community, especially seeing that the team and close ones are still grieved the loss of 16 victims in the bus cras which took place at the beginning of April.
A few weeks following the tragedy, its was announced that the Humboldt Broncos are planning to ice a team for the 2018-19 season. We are sure the team and their management will be thinking of the victims, including former player Gasper who passed away too soon with his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Troy Gasper and his wife Carissa, along with the entire Humboldt Broncos association, who have to deal once again with a tragic road accident.
Much love sent your way.