The entire Ontario Hockey League community would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends and relatives of the players, coaches and staff of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team affected by Friday’s tragic bus accident in northeastern Saskatchewan.
Junior hockey is a staple in the fabric of Canada. Bitter rivalries and fierce competition are born in our game, but so too is a bond unlike any other. From the Maritimes to the West; the prairies to right here in Ontario – boy or girl, young or old – if you’re a hockey player, you share in that bond.
In the darkness of this tragedy we’ve seen how tight-knit the hockey community really is, and how we come together in the toughest of times.
In the heartbreaking days that undoubtedly lie ahead, we will continue to send our thoughts, support and strength to the many families who will need it.
#PrayersForHumboldt | #HumboldtStrong
The video above captures the beautiful pre-game ceremony in Kitchener with the host Rangers and visiting Sarnia Sting. Similar tributes were held in Kingston, Niagara, and Owen Sound prior to second round OHL playoff action on Sunday and Monday.