Local Player, Former Humbolt Broncos Forward Saddened By Tragedy

Matt Kenney Humboldt Broncos

Matt Kenney celebrates a goal while playing with the Humboldt Broncos – Photo from Instagram

Former Chatham hockey player Matt Kenney was likely closer to the impact felt by the tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos team bus crash this week that others locally.

That’s because Kenney, who played Minor Hockey in Chatham, and for the Chatham Maroons played Junior A for the Humboldt Broncos in 2014-2015, scoring 36 points in 42 games in a Broncos jersey.

15 people were killed this week including players and staff of the Humboldt Broncos, when their team bus collided with a transport truck en route to a SJHL playoff game.

“As a former player of the Humboldt Broncos just a few years ago, I cannot put into words what I am feeling right now,” Kenney wrote on social media. “Humboldt was such a huge part of my life, where the lasting memories I made with my teammates will be something I cherish forever. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is impacted by this tragedy. You will be in our prayers Humboldt.”

Kenney, now attends and plays hockey for the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Humboldt Broncos captain Logan Schatz, who was one of the players to pass away in the tragedy, was a rookie with the Broncos during Kenney’s season with the team.

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