York men's hockey alumnus Mark Cross was one of the casualties in the fatal bus crash on Friday evening involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).
An assistant coach with the Broncos, Cross spent five seasons with the Lions from 2011-16 and graduated with his degree in kinesiology and health science in 2016. In his fourth season in Dec. 2014, Cross suited up for the U SPORTS Toronto Selects against Team Canada’s World Junior squad.
The Broncos were on route to play the Nipawin Hawks in Game 5 of the SJHL semifinal Friday night when their bus was hit by a semi-trailer – killing 15 people on board and injuring 14 others.
Tributes continue to pour in from across the U SPORTS community since Friday’s crash.
A vigil will be held this afternoon at the University of Saskatchewan. Everyone is invited.