Fans leave hockey sticks on porch in honor of Humboldt victims

Fans leave hockey sticks on porch in honor of Humboldt victims
Former NHL player Jamie Rivers left his sticks on his porch in rememberance of the Humboldt hockey team crash victims.

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (Tucson News Now) - After tragedy struck a young hockey team on Friday, fans and players across North America paid tribute to those that lost their lives.

In remembrance of the Humboldt Bronco's, a youth hockey team whose bus collided with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada and killed 15 people, fans are leaving their hockey sticks on their front porch.

When broadcaster Brian Munz tweeted a photo of his Humboldt friend's front porch tribute, the photo went viral and inspired countless others to do the same.

One post featured two kid-sized hockey sticks with the caption, "Those Humboldt boys and young men were kids not too long ago...#HumboldtStrong."


A vigil held over the weekend attracted hundreds, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Over $4 million has been raised by a GoFundMe page for the player's funerals and medical expenses.

Like many other teams around the world, the Tucson Roadrunners tweeted out their support for the Humboldt community and raised funds at their game on Saturday night. 

GET MORE: Download our app, the most-used news app in southern Arizona, to get breaking news alerts, weather forecasts and more on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2018 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.