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State of Hockey shows support for Canadian junior team involved in deadly bus crash

14 people died in a bus crash Friday night in Canada.
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UPDATE

Officials have confirmed the death of one more, raising the total number of dead to 15. 

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Fourteen people were killed and 14 more injured after a bus carrying a junior hockey team from Canada crashed with a semi-truck late Friday, according to Global News Canada

The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a team of North American-born players aged 16-21 who compete in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. 

The identities of those who died have not yet been revealed.

"I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond," said Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau in a tweet

The devastating news is being felt across hockey communities worldwide, including right here in the State of Hockey. 

One of Minnesota's most well known high school coaches, Edina's Curt Giles, played for the Humboldt Broncos in the early 1970s, before going on to star at Minnesota Duluth and beyond. 

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League similar to the United States Hockey League (USHL), the top junior league in the U.S. that features at least one Minnesota player on each team. In all, 78 Minnesotans were on USHL rosters for the 2017-18 season. 

As of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a GoFundMe account to support players and their families had already raised $117,000. 

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