Though small at 5-foor-10, 170 pounds, Keller is quick, shifty and sees the ice well. He got his rookie season off to a great st

#1 von elaine95 , 23.10.2018 09:18

NIPAWIN Authentic Brock Nelson Jersey , Saskatchewan (AP) A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport.Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks.”An entire country is in shock and mourning,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. ”This is every parent’s worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.”The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical condition but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died.Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said it’s too early to state a cause for the crash.In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players’ bus – an account police confirmed.”It’s a horrible accident, my God,” Opp said.Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital who has done work in war-torn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike.Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.Aerial footage showed the bus on its side, its roof peeled back and its front end destroyed. The trailer of the truck lay nearby in a shattered mess, with bags of its peat moss cargo scattered all around. The tractor part of the truck was intact, lying on its passenger side.The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads.Police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles.The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.The Humboldt Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6,000. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horrific crash began to circulate.Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow Broncos team jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena in the Saskatchewan town to comfort each other and learn more.”It’s overwhelming. It’s been tough on everybody,” Muench said in a phone interview. ”We’re a small community; some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years. A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other.”The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.”Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink. To find out that it was their first responders that aided our boys just warms your heart,” the mayor said as his voice cracked.Multiple crisis workers were assisting relatives and friends.”Everybody is just so devastated. These poor young boys,” said Penny Lee, the communications manager for the town of Humboldt.The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a junior `A’ hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It’s open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene.”We are heartbroken and completely devastated,” Garinger said. ”We will never forget the members of our Broncos family who were taken from us and who were injured.”Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”We talked to him, but he said he couldn’t feel his lower extremities so I don’t know what’s going on Cal Clutterbuck Jersey ,” she said. ”I am freaking out. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind.”Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, said he knows players on the team.”This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here,” he said.The hockey world issued messages of condolences, including Saskatchewan native Mike Babcock, who is the Toronto Maple Leafs coach.Babcock, fighting back tears, said that ”it’s got to rip the heart out of your chest.”The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets wore the name ”BRONCOS” instead of their nameplates on Saturday night.—Rob Gillies contributed to this report from Toronto and Ivan Moreno contributed from Milwaukee. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller had a superb start and finish to his rookie season with the Arizona Coyotes, becoming a finalist for the Calder Trophy. In between, he went through a long scoring drought.Keller’s goal for his sophomore season: More consistency.Already one of the NHL’s top young players, Keller is hoping to take the next step in his career by mirroring the preparation of players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Patrick Kane — with an assist from his coach, Rick Tocchet.“You try to watch guys like that and see how they create success,” Keller said. “Toc’s a good friend of Crosby’s and he’s always bringing drills that Crosby does, little things before practice to help us. It’s good to have that relationship with Toc to be able to ask questions about this player or that player.”Arizona used the seventh overall pick of the 2016 NHL draft to select Keller out of Boston University. The 2016 draft was headlined by Auston Matthews, who immediately became one of the NHL’s biggest stars with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and high-scoring Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine.Keller may have been a steal at No. 7, if that’s even possible.Though small at 5-foor-10, 170 pounds, Keller is quick, shifty and sees the ice well. He got his rookie season off to a great start, scoring in his first NHL game and piling up 11 goals in Arizona’s first 16 games. Keller was the Coyotes leader in goals and points at the end of 2017.Once the calendar flipped, Keller’s production dropped off. He had three goals and 12 points through the first two months of 2018, appearing to hit the rookie wall.But Keller found his form again late in the season, finishing with 23 goals and 38 assists to break Arizona’s rookie records.“Any NHL player — the guy is turning 20 years old — consistency is key,” Tocchet said. “I’m not saying he’s inconsistent, but the great ones have a bad night and usually the next night they bounce back. That’s one of the things he’s probably going to learn.”Tocchet has tried to help Keller gain consistency by sharing some of the things he learned from Mario Lemieux and Crosby.Tocchet won a Stanley Cup while playing with Lemieux and was on the bench when Crosby led the Penguins to two titles. Both were skilled players, but also had the work ethic to become the best in their sport.“I was very lucky to be around some of the best players in the world,” Tocchet said. “I played with Mario Lemieux, coached Sidney Crosby and there’s a reason why they’re the best. They work hard. They do what it takes.”Keller doesn’t lack the work ethic. He usually shows up early for practice to work on his game and is what Tocchet calls a “hockey nerd” who is always watching the game, tons of film, asking questions.Keller expects to get more attention from opponents this season and to get banged around a little more as teams try to slow him down. He spent the summer adding strength and muscle while implementing some of the drills culled from Crosby.“I feel really good. I feel a lot stronger,” Keller said. “It should help me through this full 82 and be ready for every game.”

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