‘Generous’ Broncos Player Jacob Leicht Remembered at Funeral

April 14, 2018 1:43 pm Last Updated: April 14, 2018 2:11 pm

About 2,500 hockey fans chanted “go Broncos go” one final time on April 13 for a 19-year-old described as “the classic underdog hockey player.”

Jacob Leicht was one of 16 people who have died after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos and a truck collided on April 6 at a rural intersection north of Tisdale.

His funeral was held on Friday at the rink in his hometown of Humboldt.

Family friend and former coach Shaun Gardiner says Leicht wasn’t a big player, but what he lacked in size he made up for in hard work.

Three of Leicht’s teammates were at the service—one receiving applause as he was brought in in a wheelchair.