The Victoria Royals and Tri-City Americans unify to honour the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz)

Teams from around the league showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos over the weekend with moments of silences and dedications.

The Victoria Royals and Tri-City Americans also took time to honour the victims and survivors of the fatal bus accident Friday involving Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

There was a moment silence as the teams stood together in a circle at centre ice before Saturday’s 4-1 victory for Tri-City.

The bus carrying 29 players and coaches, along with the driver, was hit by a semi-trailer as the team was on its way to Nipawin for a playoff game Friday night.

The crash claimed the lives of 15 members of the hockey team and injured 14 others. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

The Victoria Royals and Tri-City Americans unify to honour the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz) (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz)

GoFundMe Campaign Nears 6 Million

As of 12:40 p.m. on Monday, a set GoFundme campaign set up by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington had reached $5.7 million, after its initial goal was bumped up to $4 million. A total of 77,592 donors from more than 65 countries have contributed, with the majority being Canadians.

The Victoria Royals and Tri-City Americans unify to honour the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz) (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz)
The Victoria Royals and Tri-City Americans unify to honour the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz) (Jay Wallace Images / Victoria Buzz)

The 15 people killed in Friday’s bus crash in rural Saskatchewan

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The 15 people killed in Friday’s bus crash in rural Saskatchewan

Top row: Parker Tobin, Darcy Haugan, Stephen Wack, Logan Boulet and Brody Hinz. Middle row: Evan Thomas, Mark Cross, Logan Schatz, Adam Herold and Tyler Bieber. Bottom row: Glen Doerksen, Jaxon Joseph, Jacob Leicht, Logan Hunter and Conner Lukan.

 

The Royals are on the road to face-off against the Tri-City Americans for Game 3 and 4 Tuesday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 11th.

If necessary Victoria will return home this Friday for Game 5 versus Tri-City with puck drop slated for 7:05 p.m.

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