It’s been a tough year for the Humboldt Broncos and it got a little tougher Friday.

Just six months after he was hired, coach Nathan Oystrick and the team have decided to ‘part ways’, CBC reported Friday night.

Oystrick was hired in July, just three months after 16 members of the junior hockey team of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, including coach Darcy Haugan, were killed when the team’s bus was hit by a semi-truck while the team was en route to a playoff game April 6.

Oystrick, who was among 50 applicants for the coaching job, took to Twitter on Friday to make the announcement.

“The Broncos wish to thank Nathan for his work with the organization and wish him the very best in all his future endeavors,” the team said in the statement, via CBC.

The Broncos promoted 39-year-old assistant coach Scott Barney to interim coach.

The Broncos are fourth in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with a record of 21-13-2-1.

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