RoughRiders collect money for Humboldt Broncos

Team members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in the hospital after bus crash that...
Team members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in the hospital after bus crash that left them injured, Photo Date: April 7, 2018(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 9, 2018 at 9:04 PM CDT
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The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are raising money for a Canadian hockey team that was involved in a fatal bus crash.

The junior hockey team called the "Humboldt Broncos" was on their way to a game when a semi hit the bus. The crash happened Friday night in Saskatchewan, Canada. Fifteen people died and several others are recovering from serious injuries.

The coach of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Mark Carlson, says he's often been concerned about late-night bus crashes with his teams. He says a crash could happen to any team, and that's why the RoughRiders want to help out.

"Because we're traveling late, sometimes not getting home until two or three in the morning. And, depending on where you're coming from, sometimes it's one-lane roads and empty lonely highways. And, it's something you think about,” Carlson said.

RoughRider players will be at all Culver's locations in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion on Wednesday night from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Culver's will donate 10 percent of all food sales to the Bronco's Go Fund Me account to help pay for the team's medical expenses. Monetary donations will also be collected by the team.