People encouraged to play street hockey this weekend for Humboldt

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"There's a lot of hockey players on the police department, and we brought a few of them out here today to really show support and really show, as a nation, as a community, we mourn with them", said Capt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Dept.

"Canadians regularly show outpourings of support for us in our time of need".

Sixteen individuals were murdered after the bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior baseball team into a playoff match vie having a semitrailer onto a street in Saskatchewan.

She went to Humboldt Public School with one of the deceased in the crash, team statistician Brody Hinz, 18.

The crash killed 16 people, including the driver.

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"Being part of a hockey team is exactly like being part of a family", said an emotional Moison. It's any hockey player's dream to see the Stanley Cup up close and personal like that!

David and Nicole D'hondt were watching their son Xavier play during the tournament and were proudly wearing Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys respectively.

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. She wants to let Humboldt know it is not alone. "Those safe travels and those safe trips", she said.

Residents of all ages - from students and teachers, to town staff and council, to local nursing home workers and cashiers at local grocery stores - donned their sports jerseys or green ribbons on Thursday as part of 'Jersey Day, ' an initiative to honour the young players, coaches, trainer and broadcaster who tragically lost their lives in a bus crash along a Saskatchewan highway last Friday.

"Very tight-knit community, especially the youth hockey in the area", says Chris Beno, President, De Pere Area Youth Hockey.

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