Oilers’ McLellan, Flames’ Gulutzan deliver gifts to injured Broncos

Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan. (Jason Franson/CP)

As head coaches of the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, Todd McLellan and Glen Gulutzan are bitter rivals as part of the Battle of Alberta.

Both being from Saskatchewan, however, they surely had no problem putting that rivalry on hold for something far greater.

The two bench bosses arrived in Saskatoon on Sunday morning to deliver presents to the surviving members of the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos who are recovering in hospital after Friday’s horrific bus crash. The Oilers’ and Flames’ seasons ended on Saturday night.

McLellan is from Melville, Sask., and got his coaching start in the SJHL with the North Battleford North Stars in 1993-94. Gulutzan grew up in Hudson Bay, Sask.

In addition to playing junior hockey for teams in the province, both men were members of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

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