The bus collided with a semi-trailer truck. RCMP have confirmed 15 people are dead.
"There's uncles and moms and dads waiting to hear whether their sons and nephews are OK", Mr Opp said.
Forward Jaxon Joseph was one of the team's best players.
"An entire country is in shock and mourning", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
"He was just a hardworking guy", said Jackson Ross. "Always had a smile on his face".
Muench said it will take a long time for Humboldt to recover.
The crash happened on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan around 5 p.m. on Friday.
"Countless young athletes and their families travel our highways on those buses, going from game to game or tournament to tournament". Authorities have yet to identify the victims. Twenty-nine people were on the bus. He said the driver, who was not in custody, was receiving mental health assistance. He was initially detained after the incident, but has reportedly now been released. "It's too early to comment on the cause of the collision".
Signs in Nipawin, Sask., hung before Game 5 of a semifinal in between host team Nipawin Hawks and the Humboldt Broncos.
The connection was evident Saturday night in Winnipeg, where the hometown Jets and visiting Chicago Blackhawks each bore the name "BRONCOS" on the backs of their uniforms, in tribute to the Humboldt team. 14 dead, including the team's coach and captain.
"It's hard", Mr Schatz said.
Garinger said he still didn't know the fate of one of the players living in his home. Both the website and the radio station belong to parent company Golden West Broadcasting. "Throughout Canada, we see teams going out into the Canadian winters on buses all the time". Bieber traveled with the team often, and Hinz had just recently joined the company.
Many members of the hockey and sports world have tweeted their condolences.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the accident, according to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Established in 1970, The Humboldt Broncos are an ice hockey team from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Mr Garinger said parents from across Western Canada are rushing to the scene as they struggle to cope with the tragedy. Canada's hockey family was a close one, he said. Fifteen survivors were taken to hospitals, with three of them in critical condition, police said.
Meanwhile, an official GoFundMe page to benefit the players and families affected by the crash, as of Sunday morning, had raised almost $3 million of its $4 million goal.
NHL teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave money, as did hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey, which shared a link to the GoFundMe on its Twitter account. "Hell of a friend and hockey player that lived every day with passion and love".
Members of the National Hockey League expressed sadness over the news.
"This really hits home".
"Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this frightful tragedy", said Broncos President Kevin Garinger.