Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Thousands of Canadians are showing their hockey colours for Jersey Day

Thousands of Canadians are showing their hockey colours for Jersey Day

Police say there were 29 people onboard the bus, which was en route to Nipawin for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League semifinals playoff game, when the crash took place about 30 km north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan.

"Being Canadian and hockey being so entrenched in our culture and it's such a bad tragedy to have so many young lives go in such a awful way — my brothers play sports and I play sports and you can't imagine something like that happening to your family". Touching the trophy with out having carried out for an NHL championship crew is a extensively identified superstition amongst hockey players. "They're closer to the kids on the hockey team than they probably are a lot of kids they go to school with". Ribchester and fellow Belle River students Maria Kolonelos, behind, and Stewart MacDonald, right, helped raise money to be donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the victims of the fatal Saskatchewan bus crash. "It's just part of hockey".

David and Nicole D'hondt were watching their son Xavier play during the tournament and were proudly wearing Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys respectively.


"Canadians regularly show outpourings of support for us in our time of need". "So it's really hard not to think about those players and their families and all the suffering that community's going to be going through".

The Green Bay Gamblers hockey team showed their support for Humboldt by holding a jersey auction. She says by coming together and encouraging everyone to wear any kind of sports jersey, she hopes to show the affected families that they are not alone.

Thursday saw #JerseyDay take off across Canada and around the world, in which people were encouraged to wear their favourite team's colours as a way to honour the Broncos.

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