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Game 2 of MJHL finals postponed in wake of Humboldt tragedy

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 04/7/2018 6:14 PM

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The Manitoba Junior Hockey League announced late Saturday afternoon that game two of the MJHL finals, which was to be played Sunday night at Virden, has been postponed.

Virden defeated the Steinbach Pistons 2-1 Friday night in Steinbach in the opening game of the  series. That game was played while news of the tragic bus accident involving the Humboldt Broncos was coming out. Fifteen members of the Broncos organization, including their head coach and many players, were killed in this horrific event. Another 14 were injured, at least two are critical.

In a statement from the MJHL, Commissioner Kim Davis said, "The MJHL office, its member clubs, players and team staffs are profoundly saddened by the devastating bus/truck accident involving the Humboldt Broncos on April 6 near Nipawin, SK. Out of the deepest respect to the Humboldt Broncos organzation, its players and parents, the SJHL and its members clubs, we do not believe that Sunday's MJHL playoff game should be played as scheduled."

"The MJHL playoff season will resume," added Davis, "but the next few days will be focused on mourning, supporting the SJHL and reflecting on the loss of life that we can't comprehend at this time."

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