The hockey world woke up Saturday morning to the tragic news that a fatal accident involving the Humboldt Broncos left 15 dead and another 14 injured in northeastern Saskatchewan.
And while the outpouring of support came from all across Canada and the United States, the tributes weren’t limited to hockey arenas alone.
On Saturday night, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman also showed his support for the victims and families impacted by the accident, which occurred when the team bus collided with a tractor-trailer at a highway intersection on Friday night.
Stroman took to the mound in Texas with the junior hockey team’s name and ‘SK’ [for Saskatchewan] written on the side of his baseball cap.
A moment of silence for the victims was held before the game between the Blue Jays and Rangers in Arlington.
Stroman is a native of New York, but has grown a strong bond with fans in Toronto and across Canada during his five seasons with the Blue Jays.
Meanwhile, Canadian Joey Votto took to the field in Pittsburgh with ‘Humboldt Broncos’ written on the side of his baseball cleats. The Toronto native was playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds and the tribute was acknowledged on the television broadcast.
Joey Votto pays tribute to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team after Friday's tragedy in Saskatchewan, Canada. pic.twitter.com/zb95lTz545
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 8, 2018
A vigil will be held for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on Sunday night, team president Kevin Garinger announced at a press conference on Saturday.