Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Nelsonites join in on Jersey Day for Humboldt Broncos

Nelsonites join in on Jersey Day for Humboldt Broncos

Sarah Miller, the program director at 107.5 Bolt FM in Humboldt, tweeted that she sincerely appreciates the idea, adding it's an unbelievable way to honour Tyler.

It started out with a drawing that was created for a friend who was grieving the 15 people killed and the 14 injured when a semi-trailer unit struck the Humboldt Broncos team bus last week.

In tribute to the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, Timmins city hall has issued an invitation to city staff and city residents to wear a hockey jersey Thursday. "The love of the hockey community that how strong we are united".

More than 200 people are expected to be in attendance.

Neil Langevin said six people were set to receive the "gift of life" from Boulet, and his other organs would be donated to science.

The Humboldt, Sask. hockey team was riding a bus to a playoff game in northern Saskatchewan last Friday when the bus was in collision with a tractor-trailer.

Tanner Murray is working to get hockey teams across Canada to give blood following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy. Submitted
Tanner Murray is working to get hockey teams across Canada to give blood following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy. Submitted

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Many social media users say the donation of Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet's organs has inspired them to become donors themselves, with health officials in two provinces saying online registrations have surged in the days following the horrific crash.

Coun. Byron Stewart was emotionally stirred watching the vigil for the team on Sunday.

"It's just really frightful; it's just a disgusting thing to happen and it affects so many people in so many ways, emotionally, mentally and physically", the 13-year-old Grade 8 student said. The team's coach, Darcy Haugan, coached the North Peace Navigators of the NWJHL, and news of his death has rippled into Fort St. John, Stewart said. "I'm just sorry for everything", Sukhmander Singh said. "I see the finished product in my head". I'm proud that we're wearing the jerseys, the flags are half mast. I picture the folks of Humboldt being of the same ilk and my heart breaks for them. "That was meaningful to me in the face of helplessness", says Fleming, whose private practice is based in Mississauga and Brampton, Ont.

On the same day news came the Humboldt Broncos' Brayden Camrud had been released from hospital, it was announced that beloved trainer Dayna Brons has passed away as a result of her injuries.

The service came as local support for the team continues to grow. A storm sewer will be installed in the lane east of 90 Street from mid-block between 89 and 8h Avenues and west on 87 Avenue to 90 Street. The event is happening at Queen's Park Arena from 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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