VIDEO: Ridley reflects on Broncos crash, impact of team bus on junior players

By Scott Roblin
April 7, 2018 - 7:12pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB – Ask a hockey player at any level and they’ll tell you some of the most important memories are made while riding the bus.

It was in this sanctuary away from the rink that 15 lives were taken from the Humboldt Broncos organization on Friday, colliding with a semi-trailer that also left 14 other people injured.

Longtime voice of the Medicine Hat Tigers Bob Ridley has spent countless hours of his life not just as a passenger on the bus, but as the driver for the junior hockey franchise.

Ridley was at the helm of the Tigers bus for 42 years and over 3,000,000 kilometres, and still occasionally gets behind the wheel.

CHAT News was able to catch up with the play by play voice of the Tigers to discuss the horrific incident in Saskatchewan, as well as what the bus means to junior hockey teams across Canada.

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