The hockey community is leaving hockey sticks out for the Humboldt boys

Wednesday, 11 Apr, 2018

It also struck me how interwoven hockey is.

He said some of the deceased were students at Horizon Collegiate Institute, while others were former students.

"It could have been any one of us", Murdocco said.

"'Whatever you need'... That has been echoed again and again", he said at the news conference.

A spokesperson added that the Office of the Chief Coroner apologizes for the mistakes.

"Although reality hasn't really set in yet, it is truly devastating to have lost so many close friends, brothers and incredible coaches".

"While math and science are important, our main curriculum at these times is a curriculum of care", he said.

He said families had been involved in identifying the remains of the crash victims at a makeshift morgue and the error wasn't discovered until Sunday night.

Two people have since been released from hospital and, of the dozen that remain, four were listed in critical condition.

Nick Shumlanski, who was among the two discharged from hospital, spoke to CTV News about the horrific crash on Monday.

If people want to send personal messages of support with the coffee they can do that as well, she says.

"It was chaos", he said.

Carter Seminuk, who recently played for the junior hockey team, said being a Humboldt Bronco meant everywhere he went in the city, someone would recognize him as a player and shake his hand or talk to him. "They did not deserve this".

Parker Tobin's family will live with this for the rest of their conscious lives. "The families needed information, they needed information about who their loved ones were and what state they were in". The Humboldt Broncos campaign organizer, Sylvie Kellington, did not respond to interview requests on Monday, but Mr. Solomon said GoFundMe has been working closely with her and the Broncos.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the team with the goal of raising $250,000 to help support the victims' families. Soloman says his company has been in contact with her, as well as the Humboldt Broncos organization, to connect them with people more experienced in managing and distributing millions of dollars in donated cash.

Some of the corporate donors include Canadian Tire Corp., ($50,000) Bell Canada Enterprises ($20,000), Chevrolet Canada ($25,000) and Bauer Hockey ($15,000).

Canadians have also been putting out hockey sticks at their doors to show support, using the hashtag #SticksOutForHumboldt. Team chaplain Don Richmond will speak, as will Warriors' coach Rylan Ferster.

The RMWB showed its solidarity with the Humboldt community, lighting up the Shell Place canopy with the team's colours and placing all the flags at municipal facilities at half-mast.

And now, in homage, photos of sticks lined up outside people's homes keep trending with the hashtags #PutYourStickOut and #HumboldtStrong. His brother had previously posted an online tribute on the weekend about losing his best friend.

Other tributes are planned for Thursday, which is also National Jersey Day.