Report: Colby Cave’s hometown planning show of support for family

Colby Cave. (Gene J. Puskar/CP/AP)

As members of the late Colby Cave‘s family prepare to return to his hometown in Battleford, Sask. on Monday, the community is reportedly planning a way to show their support while still respecting current social-distancing mandates.

The plan, according to a note obtained by CTV’s Claire Hanna, asks those who are able and willing to form a line of vehicles on the westbound shoulder of Highway 16 to make sure the Cave family knows the community is with them.

“Wear your hockey jerseys, or make up signs and whatever you feel in letting Al, Jen, Taylor and the rest of the family know we are thinking of them in this time of need,” the note read.

From there, the RCMP and fire department will lead the family home.

Cave, a 25-year-old who most recently played NHL hockey with the Edmonton Oilers, died Saturday morning after suffering a brain bleed and being placed in a medically-induced coma.

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