April 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Updated: April 15, 2018 5:49 pm

Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Schatz remembered at celebration of life

WATCH ABOVE: A celebration of life was held on Sunday for the captain of the Humboldt Broncos, Logan Schatz, as hundreds of people remembered "a true gentleman." Sarah Offin reports.


Logan Schatz, a 20-year-old hockey player who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash earlier this month, was remembered in his hometown of Allan, Sask., on Sunday.

A celebration of life was held at the Communiplex.

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“Logan was a born leader who lit up every room with a smile and a hug. His loud, contagious laughter filled any space and often got him into trouble. Logan was a kind-hearted role model who motivated young athletes to pursue their dreams,” read a program from the service.

“Above all, family meant everything to Logan. The five siblings share a special bond, and his presence will be forever missed, but never forgotten.”

Hundreds of people gather to celebrate the life of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Schatz in Allan, Sask.

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The horrific collision between the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team’s bus and a semi-trailer north of Tisdale on April 6 took the lives of 16 people. Thirteen others were injured.

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Schatz was playing his fourth season with the Broncos and was the team’s captain for two and a half of them.

He was a former member of the Beardy’s Blackhawks in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. The centreman was also drafted 186th overall by the Kootenay Ice in the 2012 Western Hockey League bantam draft.

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“Ball hockey was another one of Logan’s passions; it took him all over the country along with overseas, where he represented Team Canada … Logan also represented Saskatchewan at men’s ball hockey nationals,” the program read.

“When Logan was off the ice, he excelled in track and field. He also loved golfing, working out in the gym, being the life of the party (he was the beer pong champion), and at a young age, he even experimented in dance.”

Allan is approximately 35 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

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