Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to proceed with playoffs after fatal crash

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League will resume its playoffs.

The league was in the difficult position of deciding how to proceed with the post-season after the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a semi truck Friday, killing 16 people and injuring 14 others.

The SJHL made the announcement Wednesday on social media, saying the championship series between the Estevan Bruins and the Nipawin Hawks will start Saturday in Nipawin.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger wanted the playoffs to continue, saying playing hockey is part of the healing process.

The Broncos were heading to Nipawin for Game 5 of their semifinal series against the Hawks when the crash occurred at an intersection north of Tisdale.

The Estevan Bruins won their semifinal series Friday and the Nipawin Hawks were up 3-1 against the Broncos.