Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Junior A bus in a fatal accident

The Canadian Press – | History: 349556

ASTLE, NB – The driver of a car died Sunday in a collision with a bus carrying the Miramichi Timberwolves Junior A hockey team on a New Brunswick road.

The RCMP said in a release that the accident happened on Highway 8, in the small community of Astle around noon. 11:30 a.m., about 60 miles north of Fredericton.

Police initially did not want to identify the bus, but a release from the Maritime Junior Hockey League confirmed that the Timberwolves bus was involved in the crash.

The league said in a statement that there was “limited damage” to them on the bus, but a spokesman said no more details were available.

There are 22 players on the team, with players in the league ranging in age from 16 to 20, and the club also has coaches and support staff traveling to games.

The team’s website said the team was on its way to Fredericton for a game when the crash occurred and that the game has been postponed.

An online message from the club declined further comment on the incident.

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