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Picture taken from Sacred Heart Academy’s Facebook page
Illustration from Sacred Heart Academy’s Facebook page.

Local schools and groups hosting events to honour Broncos hockey team

MARYSTOWN, NL —  Schools around the region will be showing their support for Humboldt on Thursday.

Among those are two schools in Marystown - Sacred Heart Academy and Marystown Central High School will both be holding events.

“Jersey day is only a small show of support to the Humboldt team,” explained Scot Strang, principal at Sacred Heart.

“Students and staff are asked to wear their jerseys on that day as a small sign of respect and support.”

Over at Marystown Central High School hockey players will place their sticks at the main entrance of the building.

On April 6, 29 players and staff with the Humboldt Broncos had been travelling to Nipawin, approximately three hours northeast of Saskatoon, for a playoff game, when their bus collided with a tractor-trailer.

Sixteen people were killed, including young players, their coach, a play-by-play radio announcer and the driver of the bus.

The Marystown Minor Hockey Association will also be showing their support for the team Thursday evening at Kaetlyn Osmond Arena.

Nadine Paul, with the local association, confirmed a short vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with other minor hockey associations within Hockey NL.

colin.farrell@southerngazette.ca

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