A special event was held in Lumsden this weekend, as players around the Highway Hockey League, as well as family and friends, paid homage to Mark Cross.
Cross was an assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos, and was one of 16 members of the Broncos organization who passed away April 6th in a bus crash on the way to a playoff game.
Lumsden Mayor Bryan Matheson says it was a complete team effort made by players across the League.
“I think it’s all about the Hockey players from our community, and the communities around who have really banded together to show a lot of respect for Mark Cross, (and) for the Humboldt Broncos tragedy,” Matheson says. “It happens to be in Lumsden, but it’s really all the Highway Hockey League, the players have just done a tremendous job for this fundraiser.”
Matheson says the hockey community, from Lumsden and beyond, pulled together to make this happen.
“I think the Hockey community symbolizes the whole community; they all pull together if something goes wrong, and (it’s) just small town Saskatchewan,” Matheson says. “We all know what that’s like, and these guys have just been tremendous.”
Cross played for the Strasbourg Maroons before joining the Lumsden Monarchs last season, and also coached minor hockey with the Lumsden-Bethune Minor Hockey Association.