Friday night is one Regina Pat Canadians head coach Darrin McKechnie and many others wishes didn’t have to happen, but it is something that had to be done.
The Regina Pat Canadians are hosting a benefit game for their former captain Adam Herold. He was one of 16 people killed last month when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos to a game in Nipawin collided with a tractor-trailer unit. Herold had just come to the Broncos after completing his season with the Pat C’s and would have been playing in his 9th game with Humboldt on that fateful Friday evening. He was also less than a week from turning 17 and was the youngest of the 16 killed.
McKechnie says it will be a special night.
“We wish we weren’t gathering for this reason, but we are going to try and get some positives out of a very tragic event.” McKechnie said.
Over 80 players who played with Herold in the past and some alumni will take part in the game which goes at 7 o’clock at the Co-Operators Centre.
There will be many other things surrounding the game including silent auctions and live auctions as they try to raise money for the Adam Herold legacy and memorial fund.