It’s the type of tragedy that strikes fear into any parent’s heart, especially those who have children who play sports or travel. After 15 members of Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos hockey team died tragically Friday in a bus crash, tributes poured in from all over in support of their families.
On Sunday evening, TSN journalist Brian Munz sparked a new movement in support of bereaved hockey families by posting this picture of a hockey stick out on his front porch:
Many followed suit, leaving hockey sticks on front porches across the nation.
Since the accident, countless messages have appeared on social media expressing horror, grief and deep sadness at the unfathomable loss.
Managers at famous Canadian landmarks, including Toronto’s CN Tower and Niagara Falls, displayed the Humboldt Bronco’s colours for all to see:
There are no words to describe the deep loss suffered by the families and friends of those who died in this tragic accident. Our radio announcers, many of them hockey parents, took to social media to express deep sadness and extend condolences to those affected:
All I can say for my part, is I’ll definitely be putting a hockey stick out on my porch tonight. #HumboldtStrong