When the 2018-19 SJHL season starts, the Humboldt Broncos plan to be a part of it.
The team announced today that they intend to ice a team for next season and that they are looking for a new head coach and general manager to replace Darcy Haugan. He was one of 16 killed when their team bus collided with a semi-trailer en route to a playoff game in Nipawin on April 6.
“Darcy Haugan was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community,” Broncos president Kevin Garinger said in a statement. “He was the coach every player wanted, and that other coaches wanted to emulate.
“As a general manager, Darcy made smart decisions and was driven to ensure the Broncos organization succeeded in every aspect of its operations. He took our team to new heights — it will be incredibly difficult to find someone that can rise to his standards.”
The team will hold an invite-only camp for 80 prospective players later this month in Saskatoon.