Three teenage hockey players were killed in a car crash in British Columbia on Saturday.
Caleb Reimer, Ronen Sharma and Parker Magnuson were killed after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Surrey, before first responders reached the scene.
“It’s indescribable,” Sharma and Rimmer’s close friend, Adriana D’Alessandro, told Global News. They were three great people with a bright future. It is impossible to put into words this pain, it is heartbreaking.”
For his part, Coquitlam Express General Manager and Vice President of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Tally Campbell, said the news shook the entire hockey community.
“The community is very small,” he described. So learning of the deaths of three local players breaks our hearts even more. I’m not a parent, but as a general manager I feel like raising 23 guys at all times.”
“I can speak for the other 17 BCHL teams,” he added. We will unite and support each other. It will not be an easy path for these three families.”
The 16-year-old Reimer lined up for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL), a major junior league. In his junior season, the 2019 WHL Bantam Auction Top Pick scored three goals and five points in 19 games. He was due to play a bigger role in coaching this year.
Sharma, also 16, wore the Delta Hockey Academy uniform for the U-16 team, leading his team with 43 points in 36 games in 2019-20.
Magnuson, 17, also played for the Delta Hockey Academy and was a member of the U17 and U18 roster in the past.
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