Friday marks the 30 year anniversary of one of the darkest days in Canadian hockey history.
On December 30, 1986, four members of the Swift Current Broncos were killed when their bus went off the road just outside of Swift Current and rolled over.
The team was on its way to Regina for a game against the Pats when the accident happened.
A plaque and a monument were unveiled at the crash site today with a moment of silence being held at tonight’s game in Swift Current between the Broncos and Saskatoon.
To this day, the Broncos wear a special crest on their jerseys honoring the four players–Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Brent Ruff and Chris Mantyka, while the WHL recognizes its player of the year by awarding him with the “4 Broncos Memorial Trophy” named after the players.