(Photo from Town of Moosomin Facebook page)
The Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy one week ago has rallied and united towns across Saskatchewan to help the folks of Humboldt, their team, and the players families. One of those towns is Moosomin, just over two hours east of Regina. The community, thanks to it’s volunteers and organizers, have pulled together to host a benefit hockey game for Humboldt. It features current and former players from the SJHL, MJHL, the WHL and several US leagues as well.
“I say hockey communities are like no other and if there’s fellowship it’s in a hockey community whether it’s on the same team or a different team, we all end up in different places for different reasons but it’s just one big fellowship,” noted Mike Schwean, Rec Director for the Town of Moosomin.
The event gets underway at 5:00 tonight (April 13) in the Moosomin Communiplex with a BBQ. An on ice service is starts at 6 and the puck will drop at 6:15. Canadian country star Jess Moskaluke will be singing the national anthem. Events are free to attend but donations are welcome for those who’d like to support the Humboldt Broncos.
“I’ve been around for a long time so I got to know quite a few kids in junior hockey, I guess they’re not kids anymore, but I reached out to some of them on Sunday to see if they would help play a game on Friday night and they were very receptive and then they went out to the people they know and like a tree it grew and grew and grew so within the matter of an hour we had over 40 guys signed up for the game,” explained Schwean.
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