Loading articles...

NewsAlert:Humboldt Broncos coach steps down during first season after tragic bus crash

Humboldt Broncos returning player Brayden Camrud and head coach Nathan Oystrick are seen during a team practice in Humboldt, Sask., on September 11, 2018. Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as head coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos. The 36-year-old Regina native was hired in July, three months after 16 members of the junior hockey team were killed in a bus crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as head coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos.

The 36-year-old Regina native was hired in July, three months after 16 members of the junior hockey team were killed in a bus crash.

In a tweet, Oystrick said “Despite the extreme stress and constant pressure of working with the organization, I gave them everything I possibly could and am proud of their performance, and mine, this season.”

Oystrick said another statement would follow.

More to come.

The Canadian Press