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Albany River Rats Bus Crashes.......three seriously injured

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    No to go all George Costanza, but I'm surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often ...
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, it happens enough. Seven high school basketball players and a teacher from Bathurst, NB were killed in a bus crash a year ago .

    In '86 there was tha horrible crash that killed four members of the Swift Current Broncos hockey team, including Brent Ruff, Lindy Ruff's brother. Joe Sakic was on that team.

    But yeah, I know what you mean. Lots of teams travelling all over Canada and the US in the middle of winter.
  4. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I've driven that part of the Mass Pike a few times, that can be one scary stretch of highway during the winter, especially at night.
    I hope the injured aren't hurt that bad.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    While this stuff is never good news, we can be grateful that it wasn't much worse.

    Casey Borer, one of the injured, has had a cup of coffee with the Whalercanes this season.
  6. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    My family was telling me how slippery New England was last night. Not surprised this happened. Hope they recover fully.
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    It sounds like the games Friday and Sunday have been postponed. Glad it wasn't worse.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Just glad no one was killed or seriously injured. And, yeah, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    As a guy who spends loads of time on a team bus in that kind of weather, that is scary shit.
  10. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Incidentally, that Bathurst High basketball team -- eight kids -- is playing for a provincial championship tomorrow. Ten days or so ago, in the days prior to the "sectionals" their coach had a heart attack at practice. An assistant coach performed CPR for 10 minutes.
    Needless to say, pretty much everybody except the parents of the team they're playing against is a Bathurst Hi fan these days...
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    That is absolutely fabulous, Huntsie. CP pick up on the story?

    Did the coach make it?
  12. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    CP is staffing tomorrow. Coach is fine, but heading to the Montreal Heart Institute I believe, for further tests to determine damage. Assistants are running the team. They actually should win it. And there likely won't be a dry eye in the house if they do...
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