Clarkson Hockey Player In Shock After Canadian Team's Fatal CrashPosted: Updated:
The Humboldt Broncos tragedy touched the nation, but it hit especially close to home for one Clarkson University hockey player who was on the team from 2014-2016.
"I'm still in shock right now. It kind of brings us all back together - the whole community and the country, seeing people affected by this. I think for now I am still in shock," said Gregory Moro, Clarkson University hockey player.
On Friday, April 6, the bus carrying the Humboldt junior hockey team to a playoff game was struck by a semi-trailer - killing 15 and injuring 14 others. Moro knew two of the people killed on the bus. One was his former coach, Darcy Haughan, whom Moro said was a mentor dedicated to each of his player's individual development.
"I would describe him as a player oriented coach. He wasn't above us, he was on the same level as us. He was there to create a family," said Moro.
The other, Logan Schatz, was the Broncos' captain and Moro's former teammate.
During his time with the Humboldt Broncos, Moro said that he and Schatz used to get to practice early and talk about hockey for hours.
"He was a very happy kid. He would show up just as early as I would and he would sit there talking hockey for hours before anyone else even came to the rink," said Moro.
Moro, who is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, is flying to Canada for his friends' funeral Thursday.