Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor 16 killed in bus crash

On the Bus from Humboldt They are not alone

Dozens of sports organizations, school boards and local businesses across Canada, the US and even Europe are encouraging their members and students to wear jerseys or green and gold colours on Thursday. Aside from wearing jerseys, the Bridgewood students also made artwork for a commemorative wall in their school's lobby.

Nevertheless, he describes the event as regrettable and says the school would have acted differently had it been aware of Jersey Day.

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.

"That's when people really started to get more emotional", he said of the 30-minute stop.

"This is our way of showing our support.to let them know we're thinking about them", he said.

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The outpouring of support has seen millions raised for the families of those involved in the tragedy. "It's just part of hockey".

"They understand. My oldest is 11, so he very well comprehends what tragedy is", Opperman says.

Nearly all of the students and staff at Bridgewood Public School came dressed in a sports jersey or shirt on Thursday April 12, 2018 in Cornwall, Ont. "Those safe travels and those safe trips", she said. "We're all together", she said.

Farialle Pacha, an employee of a wealth-management firm in downtown Toronto, wore her cousin's American Hockey League sweater in solidarity with the Humboldt Broncos.

Tom Straschnitzki, whose son Ryan Straschnitzki was badly injured in the crash, says he was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in.

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