After just five months on the job, Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as head coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos.

The 36-year-old Regina native has tweeted that he gave the organization everything he possibly could this season.

But he referred to quote, "the extreme stress and constant pressure of working with the organization." Oystrick was hired in July, three months after 16 members of the junior hockey team, including former coach Darcy Haugan, were killed in a bus crash in rural Saskatchewan.

Oystrick was one of more than 50 applicants for the job and has coached the team to fourth place in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this season.

Assistant Coach Scott Barney has been named as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season, the Broncos said in a media release Friday.

Oystrick was in his first year as Head Coach and GM with the organization. The Broncos thank Oystrick for his work with the organization and will make no further comments at this time

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