Funeral held in hometown of youngest Humboldt Broncos crash victim

Flowers are shown at centre ice as preparations are made at Elgar Petersen Arena for a vigil tonight in Humboldt, Sask. (Liam Richards/CP)

MONTMARTRE, Sask. — Hockey jerseys were draped over the coffin of the youngest victim of last week’s Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Some youths at the funeral mass for Adam Herold wore jerseys with his name and team number 10 on the back.

Adam would have turned 17 on Thursday.

Hockey gloves, a snowmobiling helmet, a hunting cap and a toy tractor were among the items placed by the altar at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in his hometown of Montmartre, Sask.

Darrin McKechnie, who coached Adam with the Regina Pat Canadians Midget AAA team, says he was the obvious choice for captain even though there were boys older than him on the team.

McKechnie says Adam — who he nicknamed "Harry" and teammates called "Rold" — was the type of boy you would want your son to be like and your daughter to bring home.

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