“He was a big kid with a big heart. That’s where he evolved from — he had the biggest heart.” 
Daniel also remembered Hinz being obsessed with numbers, with a seemingly-endless ability to recall the statistics of his favorite NHL teams and players. “The kid was just devoted to sports,” he said.  Hinz's favorite National Hockey League team was the Winnipeg Jets . 
Broncos president Kevin Grainger echoed that sentiment, describing Hinz as “an amazing young man” with “an amazing mind for stats” who regularly travelled with the Humboldt Broncos team. 
“That just speaks volumes to who this young man is. He will be sadly missed,” the club president added in an interview early Saturday afternoon. 
“Anything the coaching staff needed, he was willing to help … If that was in his capacity to do, he would do it. He gave his heart and soul to the organization.” 
In 2018, Brody Hinz joined the radio station CHBO-FM known as Bolt FM as an intern while still in high school. Hinz would tally the scores of Humboldt Broncos games for the radio station. He was being mentored by play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber who also worked for the station.  
On Friday April 6, 2018, Hinz and fourteen others were killed as a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos crashed with a truck in Saskatchewan . The hockey team was heading for a playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks .