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SJHL yet to make decision on 2018 championship after deadly bus crash

The Canadian Press | posted Monday, Apr 9th, 2018

The president of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League says a decision on what to do with the SJHL championship has yet to be made following Friday’s deadly collision between a truck and a bus that was carrying the Humboldt Broncos team.

Bill Chow says he expects word on how the league intends to handle the final will come within the next few days.

The Broncos were en route to Nipawin, Sask., for Game 5 of their league semifinal when the team’s bus collided with a semi-truck, killing 15.

The Nipawin Hawks were leading Humboldt 3-1 in the best-of-seven series after losing Game 4 in triple overtime earlier in the week.

The Estevan Bruins had already advanced to the championship final.

The SJHL is a junior ‘A’ hockey league with 12 teams.

“We’re a little bit too early to make that decision,” Chow told The Canadian Press on Sunday. “We’ll be meeting as a group, obviously the Humboldt Broncos, the league’s board of governors, and we’ll be making that decision.”

Chow said both the Bruins and Hawks will also be involved in the eventual decision.

“They have representatives at the board, so they’ll have a say in the situation. That’s where that decision will be made.”

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