Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Cornwall and SDG shows its Jersey Day support for Humboldt

Cornwall and SDG shows its Jersey Day support for Humboldt

In Pembroke and across the County of Renfrew, people of all ages donned jerseys at school or at work as they proudly shared their support across social media.

Instead of posting a picture on social media of hockey sticks out on her doorstep in Lively, she chose to instead draw a picture of the #SticksOutForHumboldt. Members of her family are Sudbury Wolves season ticket holders, and her husband has played hockey for many years. "The the fact that these people have lost 16 people they knew, all at once, it has been so weighing on us".

After TSN broadcaster Brian Munz launched the touching #SticksOutForHumboldt and #PutYourSticksOut tribute by placing his hockey stick on his front porch, fellow Canadians followed suite. He knows the camaraderie shared by hockey families.

The outpouring of support has seen millions raised for the families of those involved in the tragedy. "They're closer to the kids on the hockey team than they probably are a lot of kids they go to school with".

"We've gotten messages now from China, Australia, England, all over the United States, Mexico, we're just beyond excited our little message is getting so much coverage", said Pinch.

The De Pere Area Youth Hockey League also donned their jerseys Thursday to support Humboldt.

Hawks players wore green helmets to honour the Broncos in warm-up and both teams were wearing Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys. Ribchester and fellow Belle River students Maria Kolonelos, behind, and Stewart MacDonald, right, helped raise money to be donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the victims of the fatal Saskatchewan bus crash.

"It's my son, it's his friends, it's the community", she said.

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