On April 6, 2018, Sixteen people died, and 13 others were injured, after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. It was a sad day that devastated Canadians and the hockey community.
Greg Rider is a singer/songwriter from Waterdown, Ontario. He grew up playing hockey from age 4 to 18 when he decided to leave the sport and attend college. The song was written a week after the crash while Greg was living in Nashville, TN. He saw what happened that day on Facebook and the only way he could grasp what happened was by putting his feelings into a song.
On December 4, 2020, myself and Wade had the honor of interviewing Canadian singer/songwriter, Greg Rider where he performed “Sixteen Sticks” for the first time LIVE on Between The Pipes. It was an amazing experience to hear his story and his inspiration that has since led to the official release of the song across all digital platforms!
Today, on January 4, 2021, the official music video for the song dropped at 12pm ET.
‘Sixteen Sticks’ was written for anyone who was affected by the crash and to honour the sixteen lives we lost:
Logan Alexander Boulet
Adam Scott Herold
Logan William Hunter
Jaxon Christopher Joseph
Jacob Paul Benjamin Leicht
Conner Jamie Lukan
Logan Evan Schatz
Parker Allen Tobin
Tyler Anthony Bieber
Mark Travis Cross
Brody Joseph Hinz
May they Rest In Peace.
Song Written by: Greg Rider & Adam Bahadursingh
Produced By: Milan D’Agostini
Filmed by: Ty Roth (Tyro Media)