Watch Live: Oilers host celebration of life for Colby Cave

Colby Cave. (Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

To honour the memory of Colby Cave, whose sudden passing last April at the age of 25 reverberated throughout the entire hockey world, the Edmonton Oilers will host a celebration of life on Saturday.

Emily Cave, who was married to Colby for nine months before his untimely death, members of the Cave family, the Gill family and the Oilers organization will be part of the commemoration.

"It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I lost my best friend and husband," Emily wrote in a statement released by the team. "This past year has been the most difficult year of my life but I thank everyone for your continued love, prayers, and support.

"Since Colb passed, all I wanted as his wife was to give the ceremony he deserved. Although, this is never how I imagined my husband’s Celebration of Life, almost exactly a year later, and still with limited numbers, this will help bring people from all over together (virtually) to remember Colb that weekend."

The celebration of life can be seen in its entirety on sportsnet.ca starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. MT.

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