Two Broadcasters Among the Dead in Saskatchewan Bus Crash


Tyler Bieber killed in Humboldt Broncos Tragic MVA

Erin Petrow, Saskatoon StarPhoenixby ERIN PETROW, SASKATOON STARPHOENIX

Tyler Bieber, who provided play-by-play commentary for the Humboldt Broncos and was traveling with the team to their game in Nipawin, was confirmed to be one of the victims of the of the crash. (Supplied) SASWP

Bolt FM personality and play-by-play broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos Tyler Bieber has been confirmed as one of the people killed in a devastating collision between the team’s bus and a semi on a Saskatchewan highway late Friday afternoon.

In a post on Facebook, his brother Brandon said, “I don’t know what to do or say right now but I know one thing is you will always be true in my heart, RIP my sweet brother, I miss you and love you dearly.”

Bieber will also be remembered as a dedicated coach to the Humboldt Collegiate Institute boys basketball team.

We’ve just learned a new member of the Bolt FM staff, Brody Hinz (pictured below), was also killed in Friday’s tragedy.

Lyndon Friesen is president of the station owner Golden West Radio.  He shared these words.

“It is with great sadness that we have learned both Tyler and Brody were victims of this tragedy.  Tyler travelled with the team frequently as the play-by-play announcer.  Having been with Golden West since the launch of Bolt FM in news and on-air, Tyler was a shining example of what it means to serve a community.  Brody had recently joined our Golden West family, mentored by Tyler and the Bolt FM team.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of all the young men we lost, and our own colleagues, whose lives have been cut short by this tragic event”.



  1. Tyler must not be allowed to be the forgotten man. For all those aspiring Foster Hewitts’, who are or have “ridden” those awful Buses across the Prairies, usually in the darkness and cold of night, be aware of Tyler’s horrible death, while doing what he loved to do for the Broncos fans in Humboldt.
    Low pay, no engineer, crappy food, Telephone lines that may or may not be alive, terrible broadcast locations, back home at 4:00am, or a less than comfortable bed in a Motel that should have been torn down in the 70s. But, they loved their jobs and had a strong sense of community that so many could well learn from.

    I have never met Tyler Bieber, however I will always respect him for the career he chose and would ask that all of you currently in the business and those who were in it when it was still, Local First, stop for a minute or two and pay your respects to a true broadcaster.
    May his microphone be, forever, on display for those who follow, to appreciate.

  2. Hockey in Canada is a family. Broadcasting in Canada is a family. For those of us with roots in both, there are no words……………………………………………………………….


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