Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor dead in bus crash

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People encouraged to play street hockey this weekend for Humboldt

"There's a lot of hockey players on the police department, and we brought a few of them out here today to really show support and really show, as a nation, as a community, we mourn with them", said Capt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Dept.

"Had we known it was an event in all schools, we would have (participated) spontaneously", Dufourd said in a phone interview Friday.

Last week, a youth hockey team suffered a awful tragedy after crashing into a semi that left a total of 15 people deceased, with the last being the Humboldt Broncos athletic therapist Dayna Brons, who passed away from injuries suffered during the wreckage.

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She went to Humboldt Public School with one of the deceased in the crash, team statistician Brody Hinz, 18. 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.

Just over 24 hours later, the Bruins stood in a circle around centre ice with the Nipawin Hawks for a moment of silence before Game 1 of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League final.

"It's Canada and we're proud of our country and were proud of hockey and what it means to every Canadian", said Smith.

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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. Touching the trophy with out having carried out for an NHL championship crew is a extensively identified superstition amongst hockey players.

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. Demarais works at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus and her ribbons were an instant hit.

"It's my son, it's his friends, it's the community", she said.

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If you are seeing many people wearing a sports jersey of some kind on Thursday, and you are wondering why, wonder no more.

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