"Baffling and incomprehensible". Those are two words Justice Inez Cardinal used in Melfort Friday as Jaskirat Sidhu was sentenced.
Sidhu was the truck driver that blew through many stop signs before crashing into the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team killing 16 and injuring 13 others.
He was given eight years on the 16 charges of dangerous driving causing death and five years on the 13 of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Several families were not happy with the sentence. Chris Joseph, the father of Jaxon, says while unhappy Cardinal came back with a number that was probably the best for all involved.
Christina Haugan, the wife of head coach Darcy Haugan, says it is just another step in the process with another one coming in two weeks when the one-year anniversary of the crash hits while Raelene Herold, the mother of Adam Herold, said the sentence doesn't change anything and that the accident was so senseless and preventable.