A vigil will held to honour the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team tonight at an arena in the town.
15 members of the team were killed on Friday when a tractor-trailer loaded with peat moss t-boned the bus at a rural highway intersection.
14 have survived the crash with varying degrees of injuries. One player suffered a broken back.
There is an out pouring of grief and condolences on social media. Many Islanders sending out Tweets and Facebook messages of condolence ad support including the Charlottetown Islanders, Summerside Western Capitals and Hockey PEI. Humboldt won the Royal Bank Cup Canadian Jr. Championship in Charlottetown in 2003 in the national tournament hosted by the Charlottetown Abbies.
A GoFundMe account has been set up in the wake of the tragedy.
The players on the team come from Alberta and Saskatchewan. One team member is from Winnipeg.
RCMP have not released the names officially but the dead include Coach Darcy Haugan, Captain Logan Schatz who was 20 and the radio play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber.
Jaxon Joseph, the 20 year old son of former NHL player Chris Joseph died.
The youngest was 16 year old Adam Herold.
INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH CONTINUES
The RCMP is still investigating the cause of the crash late Friday afternoon.
The intersection where the collision occurred had stop signs and flashing lights.
Weather was not a factor other than it being cold.
The front of the bus was destroyed and the roof came off on impact.
Both the bus and tractor-trailer ended up on their side.
The truck driver was not injured. Police have spoken to the driver who is undergoing mental health assistance.