42 year old Darcy Haugan from Peace River, Alberta was one of the 15 casualties in the horrific bus crash with a semi-trailer which has shaken up the hockey community and Canadians across the nation. The Head Coach of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Humboldt Broncos is remembered by his sister as someone who made everyone feel special.
The Head Coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who tragically passed away in the bus collision on Friday, April 6th in Saskatchewan loved his family, the boys on the team, and hockey.
That is according to his older sister. Deborah Carpenter lives in Red Deer. Her 5 kids, their spouses and 3 grandchildren also live in the city.
She says the two of them would meet up in Red Deer if Darcy was scouting players while visiting their families in the city. Carpenter reflected about Darcy, who cared about his team and their families so much.
Carpenter says Darcy leaves his wife Christina and two sons Carson who is 12 years old and 9 year old Jackson.
She notes that all of the positive stories coming out about Darcy are true and adds this is the little brother she knew.
Carpenter says the loss of her brother is deeply, deeply felt.
She adds there is a Go Fund Me page in his honor and the money raised will go directly to his wife Christina Haugan.
Another 14 members of the Broncos organization were injured in the tragic collision on the way to Nipawin for an SJHL playoff game. As of Tuesday, April 10th there are now 12 people left in hospital. Four are in critical condition, four others are listed as serious and four stable.