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Eger says hockey team tragedy is reminder ‘of what’s important’

By Paul Nolan

Bryce Eger was working with his Corteva Agriscience team Wednesday in Chatham, Ontario, but he took time in video to reflect on another team that is close to his heart – the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey club.

“Being from Saskatoon, I know the Humboldt Broncos quite well,” he said at Corteva’s Chatham location after a day of team and community building.

“The tragedy that the team has gone through, and that community has gone through, and openly all of Western Canada has gone through, helps put things in perspective.”

Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Eger is the Canadian Commercial Unit Leader at Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont that will be spun off into an  independent pure-play Agriculture company in 2019.

As a hockey dad, coach and former player, Eger spoke about the tragedy as a sober reminder of his own life priorities.

“In business we make decisions and they’re not life and death.

“We need to make sure that the things that are really, really important – our physical health, our mental health, our friends and family – those are the things that are most important.

“And ultimately in a time like this, that’s where we need to expend our energy.”