Swift Current players killed in crash remembered
It’s a dark day in junior hockey history that was remembered Friday night in Regina.
It was 25 years ago Friday that the bus bringing the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos to Regina crashed.
The collision killed four of their players-- Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Chris Mantyka and Brent Ruff.
It's eerily fitting that roads were in rough shape on this day, and it certainly caught the attention of Head Coach and GM Mark Lamb.
“Even today, I come to the rink and I’m sitting in the office and what goes through my head is that day, 25 years ago,” he said.
“The part that sticks out for me was the phone call of the kids from my family because we’re pretty tight with the Kruger family.”
Even though Lamb was in the pros at the time, he says it always shows how close the hockey community is.
“It doesn’t matter where you are, when something like that happens, it goes through really fast,” he said.
The tragedy was remembered prior their game Friday night in Regina at the Brandt Centre against the Regina Pats.
“They talked to us about doing this and we were in full support of it. We’re the team that is going to be there playing and it just kind of fit,” said Lamb.
The Swift Current Broncos will have their own ceremony on Sunday.
Edited by News talk Radio's Karin Yeske.