The Humboldt Broncos are returning to the playoffs just eleven months after a fatal bus crash devastated their team.

The Broncos (35-19-3) finished in sixth place in the 12-team Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

They will play the Estevan Bruins in the first round, which begins March 15.

The Broncos, a junior hockey team of 16- to 21-year-olds, were en route to a playoff game on April 6, 2018 in Saskatchewan when their team bus crashed into a semitruck at a rural intersection. The bus driver, the team's coach and general manager and 10 players were among the 16 killed. Thirteen others were injured.