Canada embraces #jerseyday in support of Humboldt

People encouraged to play street hockey this weekend for Humboldt

On April 6, the Humboldt youth hockey bus was traveling to a playoff game when it collided with a semi in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Sports Tourism is asking people to take that message to heart this weekend by joining friends, neighbours and family to play street hockey. Touching the trophy with out having carried out for an NHL championship crew is a extensively identified superstition amongst hockey players.

The crash killed 16 people, including the driver.

Ribchester sang O Canada before each game, and also tended a table at the main entrance of the arena raising funds for the Broncos GoFundMe effort, which as of Thursday evening stood at $10,103,265.

"Our hearts across Canada go out to the families after this tragic event and I think in order to show our support for them, wearing the jerseys today was a lovely idea", said Murphy.

"Being part of a hockey team is exactly like being part of a family", said an emotional Moison.

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"They know that the convention", Tom said. "Many of the staff and elected officials are wearing jerseys as a sign of respect".

Nearly all of the students and staff at Bridgewood Public School came dressed in a sports jersey or shirt on Thursday April 12, 2018 in Cornwall, Ont.

Hawks players wore green helmets to honor the Broncos in the warmups and both teams were wore Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys. Dozens of sports organizations, school boards and local businesses across Canada, the US and even Europe are encouraging their members and students to wear jerseys or green and gold colours on Thursday.

Whether a Leafs fan or a Senators fan, everyone set their rivalries aside as they wrapped one another in hugs and became one united Canadian team in support of the Humboldt Broncos.

Tom Straschnitzki - whose 19-year-old son, Ryan, was badly injured in the junior hockey team's bus crash - was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in.

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