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Humboldt tragedy hits home for MPs

By Shruti Shekar      

Saskatchewan Conservative MP Kevin Waugh reflects on his time growing up in Humboldt, Sask., and meeting Brody Hinz, a Broncos stats keeper and volunteer who died in Friday's crash.

Right, as a former Saskatchewan sportscaster, Conservative MP Kevin Waugh felt a kinship with Humboldt Broncos hockey team statistician Brody Hinz and welcomed him on a visit to Parliament's Centre Block on Nov. 7. Mr. Hinz was one of 15 team members and personnel killed after the bus they were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on April 6 northeast of Saskatoon. Below, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks hockey with Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki in hospital on April 8 in this photo posted to Twitter by the player’s family. Above, the team seen in this photo posted to the team Twitter page on March 24. Photographs courtesy of Kevin Waugh's office, Twitter (@Strazsr, @HumboldtBroncos)
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Speaking through tears, Conservative MP Kevin Waugh recalled bumping into Brody Hinz, a statistician for the Humboldt Broncos Saskatchewan junior hockey team, last November in Ottawa. The 18-year-old was one of the 15 people killed in a Friday evening bus crash carrying the hockey team. “Here’s a kid that was probably me 37 years ago. I was a kid in school, but I cared more about hockey, I cared about being on the bus because I wasn’t a

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