Swift Current Broncos to honour Humboldt victims with special jersey

Gene Principe reports from Humboldt where the community continues to heal and grieve as the Broncos hit the ice for the first time since their tragedy.

#BroncosStrong.

That’s the message the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos are sending to the Humboldt Broncos with a special jersey to be worn in an upcoming game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The WHL Broncos are also auctioning off 24 jerseys and donating all proceeds to STARS Ambulance services.

In April of this year, 16 people were killed and 13 more injured when a bus carrying the Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League collided with a tractor-trailer.

While Humboldt, Sask., is located approximately 400 kilometres from Swift Current, Sask., the teams will forever be linked by tragic history. In December 1986, four Swift Current players were killed when their bus slipped off an icy highway and crashed.

After the Humboldt crash, players from the 1986 Swift Current team visited survivors to offer support and counselling.

Now the current Swift Current Broncos are doing their part to help the Humboldt Broncos heal.

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