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Generous’ Broncos player Jacob Leicht remembered at funeral

2018-04-14 17:35
CAPTION: Mourners remembered Humboldt Broncos player Jacob Leicht as “loving” and “generous,” after Friday’s funeral for the 19-year-old killed in last week’s bus crash. The father of fellow victim Tyler Bieber said he hopes that “time will heal.” (April 13, 2018) 1. SOUNDBITE: Eriza Custodio 2. SOUNDBITE: Connor Ebert 3. SOUNDBITE: Helen Friesen-Ebert 4. SOUNDBITE: Terry Bieber, father of crash victim Tyler Bieber PLACELINE: Humboldt, Sask. CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: About 2,500 hockey fans chanted ``go Broncos go'' one final time today for a 19-year-old described as ``the classic underdog hockey player.'' Jacob Leicht was one of 16 people who have died after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos and a truck collided last Friday at a rural intersection north of Tisdale. His funeral was held today at the rink in his hometown of Humboldt. Family friend and former coach Shaun Gardiner says Leicht wasn't a big player, but what he lacked in size he made up for in hard work. Three of Leicht's teammates were at the service _ one receiving applause as he was brought in in a wheelchair.