Sports Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs opener

02:10  15 april  2018
02:10  15 april  2018 Source:   Sportsnet

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.

. An amazing honour to present the jersey . In addition to being a multiple Grammy Award-winning artist, Drake serves as a global ambassador for the Raptors and is a regular fixture in his courtside seats between Powerful cartoon resonates with Canadians following Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

Nick Shumlanski, was also in attendance wearing his white team jersey with a cut underneath his left eye, a playoff beard and blonde hair. Hanson Brothers honour Humboldt Broncos after seeing shattered 'Slapshot' DVD.

  Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs opener © Frank Gunn/CP

As 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.

Sitting courtside for the Toronto Raptors post-season opener against the Washington Wizards, Drake was spotted wearing a Broncos jersey in honour of the team.

Humboldt has seen an outpouring of support from the sporting world since their tragedy earlier this month, beginning with the #SticksOutForHumboldt movement, which saw community members and NHL teams alike show support for the Broncos.

The GoFundMe page set up to help families and those affected by the tragedy recently surpassed $11 million as the hockey community continues to rally around Humboldt.

Hospitalized Humboldt Broncos get visit from Stanley Cup .
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 hospitalA 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.@NHL Look what made a surprise. Lord Stanley. And No. Ryan wouldnt touch it.

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