It’s been seven months since the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team that took the lives of 16 people and injured 13 others, and the hockey community is still doing everything it can to honour the victims and support those affected by the crash.
Last week, the Calgary Flames returned home from a road trip for a quick two-game home stint on Thursday and Saturday and they made the most of their short stop at home. During the week, the team reunited with the Haugan family, the family of the late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan. Not only did the guys take time out for his kids, Carson and Jackson, after practice, but they had them out on the ice with them for the morning skate.
Considering we live in a world where just about every single thing makes its way onto social media, the Flames and the media covering the team did a very good job keeping this entire thing on the down-low. They also had the family in attendance for Thursday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, which they won 6-5, and Saturday’s tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks, which they won 5-3.
This is just one of the many ways the hockey community has stepped up since the tragic crash and they’re going to continue to do whatever they can for as long as they need to.