According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a team bus carrying players and staff from the Miramichi Timberwolves hockey club was involved in a fatal collision with a car while traveling to a game in Fredericton on Sunday.
Police confirmed the driver of the car was killed in the accident. No members from the Timberwolves were injured.
The Maritime Junior Hockey League, a Junior A league in Eastern Canada, confirmed the accident in a statement. The game against the Fredericton Red Wings Sunday afternoon was postponed.
Statement on a bus accident involving the @MTimberWolves
— The MHL (@THEMHL) October 24, 2021
Global News’ Rebecca Lau reported that RCMP Sgt. Andrew Griffiths told the outlet that the collision between bus and the car occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time about 40 miles north of Fredericton.