Sports Hospitalized Humboldt Broncos get visit from Stanley Cup

23:26  14 april  2018
23:26  14 april  2018 Source:   Global News

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid visits Humboldt Broncos players in hospital

  Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid visits Humboldt Broncos players in hospital The Edmonton Oilers captain said Tuesday that he hopes his visit helped to "put some smiles on some faces" and called the visit to Saskatchewan an emotional experience.Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid travelled to Humboldt and Saskatoon on Tuesday — with Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin — to visit some of the families impacted and players injured in a devastating bus crash on April 6.

All proceeds raised from the Super 50/50 Jackpot at Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, April 12 will be donated to support the Humboldt Broncos community. The raffle is live online and fans can purchase raffle tickets by visiting (Please note in order to

Humboldt Broncos tragedy reminder how fragile bus trips are in minor sports. Taylor Ruck matches Canadian Commonwealth Games record with 7th medal. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Full schedule and broadcast info.

a group of people posing for the camera © @strazsr / Twitter

The Stanley Cup visited the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Saturday where some Humboldt Broncos players are recovering.

“The Stanley Cup is spending a little time with the victims and their families,” an NHL spokesperson told Global News through email.

READ MORE: One week after Humboldt Broncos bus crash, 10 people remain in hospital

A tweet was issued from the account of Broncos defenceman Ryan Straschnitzki of himself alongside the Stanley Cup, noting that in keeping with an NHL superstition, he did not touch the trophy.

Many NHL Conference champions have avoided touching the Stanley Cup because they feel it is a bad omen before they played Stanley Cup finals.

On Friday, Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Winnipeg Jets executive chairman Mark Chipman delivered jerseys with the Broncos nameplate to Humboldt team representatives, a Jets spokesperson said.

Straschnitzki received Toews’ jersey, who he said was his favourite player.

The jerseys were worn last Saturday when the Blackhawks and Jets played in Winnipeg.

As of Friday, 10 people were still in hospital as a result of the collision between the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a semi-truck that left 16 people dead. Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down.

READ MORE: ‘Jersey Day’ for Humboldt Broncos spreads across Canada — and the world

Three other players who were on the bus have been released from hospital: Nick Shumlanski, Matthieu Gomercic and Brayden Camrud.

Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs opener .
Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs openerAs the country continues the mourn the loss of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family following a bus collision near Nipawin, Sask., on April 6, Toronto native Drake offered his own tribute to the team on Saturday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!