Humboldt Broncos also had success on the diamond
Former Saskatoon Blue Jay Evan Thomas (Saskatoon, Sask.).was a member of the Humboldt Broncos.
It is with heavy hearts that the Saskatoon Blue Jay Zone has to announce the passing of Evan Thomas (Saskatoon, Sask.). Evan played Rally Cap through to Bantam in our zone.
The following is a note from Clint Binsfeld, one of Evan’s baseball coaches:
I had the pleasure to coach Evan. He was a quick-handed middle infielder that played in two Western Peewee Championships and two Bantam National championships. He was a loyal, selfless teammate, neighbour, and close friend to our children and we will miss him dearly.
Evan’s dad Scott was a tireless volunteer in the Blue Jay Zone as a co-ordinator, coach, and volunteer.
Scott also was involved with Saskatoon Baseball as a coordinator and chairperson of Pee Wee Westerns. Evan made the decision a couple of years ago to focus his attentions on hockey. His passion for hockey ultimately led him to play with the Humboldt Broncos.
Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the Thomas’s, and to all of friends and teammates of Evan’s.
You will not be forgotten Evan.
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Our thoughts are with Dayna Brons, who was on the bus. Dana is the Humboldt Broncos trainer, and is now in critical condition at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Dayna is a cousin of Greg Brons, high performance director of Baseball Saskatchewan.
Please send your prayers.
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Greg Brons (Saskatoon, Sask.) is in Vero Beach for spring training with Team Saskatchewan.
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