Friday’s tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos hit especially close to home for members of Grand Forks’ hockey community. Border Bruins Coach Emery Olauson says he was friends with the Bronco’s head coach since he was 17 years old.

Olauson adds that he’s recruited players that started in Darcy Haugan’s camp.

He also says sometimes the best thing you can do in these situations is try to learn.

A vigil is being held at Jack Goddard Memorial Arena tonight in memory of those lost. This following a vehicle collision with the Humboldt Bronco’s team bus in Saskatchewan that took 15 lives.