It’s been a really tough 48 hours for the city of Humboldt and the hockey community as a whole after the tragic incident that occurred Friday evening involving the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos. From the team logo being displayed in shop windows to residents walking around town in Broncos gear, the love and support for the hockey team in Humboldt is evident, and the organization’s love for the community and the residents is mutual.
From Broncos play-by-play commentator Tyler Bieber to the staff and players on the roster, the Broncos organization always made sure to put their community and the fans first and found different ways to remain active in the community all year round.
From helping residents remove snow on snow days, to helping local youth learn how to skate, to donating food to local food banks, the guys were always focused on making their community better as a whole and their actions will never be forgotten by the locals who witnessed it all.
A lot of junior teams across North America are very active in their community and unfortunately it doesn’t get a lot of coverage outside of their markets, but the Broncos show us all just how important these teams are to smaller communities across the nation.
People have already filled the stairs outside the arena with flowers and gifts and a vigil will be held in honour of the Humboldt Broncos in Humboldt on Sunday night.