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First it hits close to home and then...it hits home.

15 people died late Friday afternoon when the Humboldt Broncos' team bus collided with a semi trailer unit.  The boys were on their way to play the Hawks in Nipawin.

It was Saturday when it was confirmed my friend's boy died.  Evan Thomas was only 18 years old.  He played Midget Triple "A" with the Moose Jaw Generals.  He was in his rookie year with the Broncos.  His dad - Scott Thomas, the former Western Hockey League defenceman - Moose Jaw Warriors Hall of Fame member.  Evan's mom, Laurie, hails from our city.

After much thought and consideration, I messaged Scott.  I simply wrote, "Tommy...much love to you and your family."

He replied.  "Thanks, Carns.  I will never be the same."

First it hits close to home and then...it hits home.

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