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'I'm going to play for them': Surviving Humboldt Broncos centre says he won't give up the game

'I'm going to play for them': Surviving Humboldt Broncos centre says he won't give up the game
From CBC - April 17, 2018

Although they were down 3-1 in the series, senior Humboldt Broncos centre Brayden Camrud said the team was rallying for a win against Nipawin the day the team bus crashed.

Instead of spending his days at practice, Camrud is now attending all the funerals for his teammates and the others who perished from thecollision with a semi that killed 16 people.

I am going to live my life for them and to the best of my ability ... try to make them proud.-BraydenCamrud

As a team, Camrud said they not only played and practised together, but also spent a lot of time off the ice talking and bonding.

"We had a very tight group," he said.

"We were all together. We were brothers."

Camrud said he has been to all the funerals so far, and that they are not getting any easier to attend. He said he's doing it for those that passed, their families and his teammates who ca not be there.

"I am dealing with it OK but it's hard picturing a family spending the rest of their days without their son," said Camrud.

"I am still here and I know my parents are just so happy to see me and it's so hard seeing the other families in the condition that they are in."

'I am very lucky'

This week, Camrud was released from hospital but he went back to visit his teammates who are still receiving medical care.

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