SJHL names entire Broncos team ‘Player of the Week’

Members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team are shown in a photo posted to the team Twitter feed. (Photo via @HumboldtBroncos on Twitter/CP)

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has named the entire Humboldt Broncos hockey team as player of the week.

The SJHL honoured the team in the wake of an accident last week when the Broncos’ bus collided with a semi truck just south of Nipawin, Sask. The Broncos were headed to Nipawin for an league semifinal game.

Sixteen people have died as a result of that crash and another 13 people were injured.

In a release, the league lauded each member of the Broncos team and support staff, starting with defenceman Logan Boulet.

The 21-year-old defenceman was from Lethbridge, Alta., was on life support after the crash until his organs could be donated. His godfather Neil Langevin said in a statement that Boulet’s organs will go to six patients in need.

"Logan Boulet led his club with six assists despite not playing a single on-ice game this past week as the Broncos sparked an entire country to unify in the aftermath of the tragic accident on April 6, 2018," the SJHL said in a release.

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