Coach Darcy Haugen of the Humboldt Broncos Jr. Hockey team crafted a covenant statement for his team at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. The statement is painted on the wall of the Bronco’s dressing room.


The words are a lifeline for surviving Bronco players and their families in the wake of the April 6th bus tragedy. “Always have hope and BELIEVE that everything is possible.”

Coach Haugen was selfless, inspirational and motivating, building up his players to be great ambassadors and role models both on the ice and in the community.

The words were for hockey players but their inspiration can be adopted by anyone. They arose out of man’s sincere faith in God and his admirable character – the coach every player wanted, and that other coaches wanted to emulate.

Humboldt Broncos Core Covenant

FAMILY first.


Be THANKFUL for the opportunity to wear the Bronco jersey.

PLAY each game and practice with PASSION and DETERMINATION.

Conduct ourselves with HONESTY and INTEGRITY.

Treat all volunteers, billets, sponsors and fans with RESPECT and GRATITUDE.

Understand that we are building FOUNDATIONS for future generations with our WORDS and ACTIONS.

Always have HOPE and BELIEVE that everything is possible.

Always GIVE more than you take.

STRIVE for GREATNESS in all areas of life.

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Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 42 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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