Islanders to support the Humboldt Broncos
On Tuesday, April 10th the Charlottetown Islanders will pay tribute to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos.
Prior to the start of Game 3 at the EastLink Centre on Tuesday night, the Charlottetown Islanders and Halifax Mooseheads will be paying their respects to those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy that took place in Saskatchewan on Friday night.
A total of 15 members of the Broncos passed away in a bus crash while travelling to a playoff game on Friday in Saskatchewan. Several others remain in hospital.
Both teams as well as on ice officials will meet at centre ice for a special ceremony, forming a circle in a display of solidarity before observing a moment of silence.
All players and officials will be wearing Humboldt Broncos tribute decals on their helmets, with the same decal being made available by donation to the general public. 100 percent of the donations will go to the Humboldt Broncos.
In addition, a fundraising puck toss will be held during the second intermission, and the Charlottetown Islanders will be making a personal donation of $2500.
“We all grieve together,” said President of Operations Craig Foster. “The entire hockey world, and every community across Canada is thinking about and praying for those involved in this tragedy. Islanders are a very caring and giving community and we anticipate a large turnout tomorrow night to lend our support in this difficult time.”
The entire Charlottetown Islanders organization sends our best wishes and deepest condolences to the players, staff, families, friends and Humboldt community who have been affected by this tragic event.