"But as we looked at who we thought was Parker Tobin, the mom - so imagine, the mom and dad and the brother, they don't know that they're not looking at their own boy, that he's so severely cut and hurt that they actually think it's possibly their boy", MacLean said in the interview aired on Rogers stations. "Our condolences go out to the family of Parker Tobin".
Pictures of the dead and injured were placed on stands at one end of the arena. In 1986, the former National Hockey League player survived a bus crash while playing for the Swift Current Broncos that killed four people and wounded 24. No words can hope to sustain the terrible loss they are experiencing - young men being taken in the prime of their lives from parents who gave so much of their [lives] for them.
Flags flying at half-staff outside Fort St. John City Hall on Monday morning.
"To not be at their son's side right from the start would be incredibly traumatic", he said of Labelle's family. "I was in shock", he said. "Something like this happens - it's devastating, to say the least". "We went on the process we established and believed that positive identification had been done appropriately".
Large donations came in from sports teams, including $20,000 from the Pittsburgh Penguins players, staff and foundation, $10,000 from the Calgary Flames and a junior hockey team in Calgary called the Hitmen, $10,000 from the Toronto Maple Leafs and $10,000 from the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association. "We've been through so much together". You are 16 years old. We feel very sorry for them.
Canada: 14 dead after junior hockey team bus collides with truck
Pastor Jordan Gadsby at the Apostolic Church in Nipawin said more than a hundred people gathered at the church. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back".
"It was like an utter shock for the whole night, not just with me but for the whole night and my two kids are trying to figure out what's wrong with me and I'm trying to explain to them what is happening, luckily, I have such a great wife making sure I am okay".
"We were so lucky to get out of that with only a couple of scrapes and bruises". Garinger struggled as he read the names of those killed, names that include the team's coach, the bus driver and players.
"You think about it every time you are on the bus and obviously it could have been any team or organization that travels the way [teams] do in our country..."
Players Jaxon Joseph (from Edmonton), Conner Lukan, (Slave Lake, Alta.), Logan Hunter (St. Albert, Alta.), Stephen Wack (St. Albert, Alta.), Adam Herold (Montmartre, Sask.), Evan Thomas (Saskatoon, Sask.) Jacob Leicht (Humboldt, Sask.), Logan Boulet (Lethbridge, Atla.) and Logan Schatz (Allan, Sask.) were all killed in the crash.