Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Memorial Erected at Scene of Saskatchewan Hockey Crash 30 Years Ago

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Memorial Erected at Scene of Saskatchewan Hockey Crash 30 Years Ago

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Memorial erected at scene of hockey crash

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A memorial has been erected at the site where a bus crash claimed the lives of four players with the Swift Current Broncos 30 years ago.

The cement marker in the shape of a four-leaf clover bears portraits of the young Western Hockey League players -- Trent Kresse, Chris Mantyka, Brent Ruff and Scott Kruger.

The unveiling marking the fatal accident on Dec. 30, 1986, just outside of Swift Current, took place on the side of the highway Friday.

Bill Lee, who spearheaded the tribute, says it was important to honour the families and the young men, all of whom he personally knew and called "unbelievable kids."

Gord Hahn was the team's trainer that year, but was with another team in Winnipeg when the Broncos' bus crashed. …

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