It’s been nearly two weeks since the tragic bus accident occurred in Saskatchewan that took the lives of 16 people and injured 13 others and people from around the world are still coming forward to pay tribute and honour those who lost their lives and help the families affected by it.
On Tuesday afternoon, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan O’Reilly and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin made the trip to Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to visit the Elgar Peterson Arena and talk to local students to help them cope with everything that’s happened in their lives in such a short period of time.
McDavid, O’Reilly and every other NHL player remembers the long bus rides they used to take from arena to arena during their junior hockey days, which made this tragic accident hit a lot closer to home.
“It’s terrifying to see that happen,” McDavid recently told reporters. “It’s unthinkable.”
McDavid and O’Reilly are just two of many NHL players who have stepped up during this tough time and their visit to Humboldt on Tuesday was greatly appreciated by everyone who got the chance to interact with them.
Edmonton head coach Todd McLellan, former Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews have all paid a visit to the town since the tragic accident, while people around the world have helped raise more than $13 million through the official GoFundMe page for the Humboldt Broncos and have also shown love and support in many different ways from the #PutYourSticksOut movement to moments of silence.