Early this morning the bus that was carrying the Albany River Rats team flipped over on Interstate 90. One of the five people that were injured was former Maineiac defenseman Jonathan Paiement . It looks like Stefan Chaput is alright.
The team was returning from Lowell when the bus hit bad weather in the Berkshire Mountains and rolled, Daniels said. It struck a guardrail, coming to rest on its side and partially on the highway. The discovery of the disabled bus prompted other motorists to stop their vehicles on the highway and then try to slow approaching traffic, Daniels said.
This was from the Albany Times Union.
It looks like a couple just suffered bruises and cuts. Two could have more serious injuries.
Five people suffered serious injures and were taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center. Three people are being treated for severe cuts and lacerations, two others are being treated for neck injuries.
The River Rats lost to Eric Castonguay’s Lowell Devils 3-2. Castonguay and Stefan Chaput were not in the line up.
Jonathan Paiement played three seasons in Lewiston where he scored 40 goals and added 136 assists in 198 regular season contests. He had 3 goals and 13 assists in 19 playoff games
(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.)