Hockey Moms Urge Canadians to Join Jersey Day: ‘We Are All One Team’

April 12, 2018 10:29 am Last Updated: April 13, 2018 9:58 am

Hockey moms urge Canadians to join Jersey Day: ‘We are all one team’

The message behind today’s campaign to support victims of the deadly Humboldt bus crash is: ‘We are all one team.’

A group of British Columbia hockey moms is urging people to wear a sports jersey—hockey or otherwise—in support of the Saskatchewan community at the centre of the tragedy.

Jersey Day organizer Jennifer Pinch says she wants Humboldt to know it’s not alone. And she’s bracing herself for what could be an emotional day.

“I work in a retail environment and I’ve I already decided if someone comes in wearing a jersey I’m going to start to cry,” says Pinch, who lives in Langley, B.C.

Pinch urges participants to post a photo of themselves in a jersey on social media with #jerseysforhumboldt.

Sixteen people died as a result of the highway crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Another 13 were injured.

A broadcaster in his first year as a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos will be the first of 16 victims of last Friday’s bus crash to be laid to rest.

The funeral for Tyler Bieber will be held today at the Elgar Petersen Arena where the Broncos played their home games.

Bieber worked for radio station CHBO and was with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team as it headed to playoff game in Nipawin when bus collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection north of Tisdale.

Of the 29 people on board 16 have died, including Bieber, who also coached high school football and basketball.

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