The Broncos play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, an under-20 youth league that regularly produces NHL players.
"We weren't together for a very long time, but Jaxon was and will always be a brother to me", Ross tweeted Saturday morning.
Law enforcement authorities have not confirmed. players or coaches.
Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks players meet at center ice for a moment of silence for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims before a game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 7, 2018.
Doerksen is described by his employer, Charlie's Charters, in a Facebook post as an "outstanding friend, husband, and father". "We will never forget them and we will be there for those who survived", he said. RCMP have released few details, saying traffic analysts continue to investigate potential causes, including road, weather, mechanical and driver conditions.
John Smith noted that Herold played for the Regina team until just weeks ago, but was sent to join the Broncos for their playoff round when the Pat Canadians' season wrapped up.
Two employees of local radio station Bolt FM who were traveling with the team also lost their lives, according to DiscoverHumboldt.com.
People flooded the sports and social complex in the small Canadian town of Humboldt on Saturday, seeking solace after learning the devastating news that much of the roster of its beloved junior hockey team had been killed, and many others wounded, in a awful highway crash the day before.
The site confirmed that play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber and Brody Hinz were killed.
"Everyone in Saskatchewan, I just want to say we're here with you guys, you're in our thoughts, you're in our prayers, and we'll do anything we can to support you through a tough time".
The players, aged 16 to 21, are mainstays at community fundraisers, hospitals and senior citizen homes.
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"May you find strength in each other in this unimaginably tragic situation and know that you have our support today and in the weeks ahead".
Members of the hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos were going to the city Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
Photographs posted on social media showed several injured members of the team holding hands with each other in hospital. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horrific crash began to circulate.
"Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss", Kevin Garinger, the team's president, said in a statement.
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In the meantime, an official GoFundMe web page to learn the gamers and households affected by the crash, as of Sunday morning, had raised nearly $three million of its $four million aim.
Police has identified the identities of the deceased on the bus which was carrying Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, who grew up in nearby Saskatoon, spoke to reporters on Saturday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "I can not imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this bad tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond".