The tragic bus accident April 6th that killed 16 members and volunteers of the Humboldt Broncos literally affected millions around the world.
One of many who was impacted by the accident was Blaine Davies, who has decided to register 16 literal stars for the 16 who lost their lives.
Davies is unique in the fact he is a former SJHL broadcaster for the Estevan Bruins and is now a Saskatchewan truck driver.
“I remember doing games against the Humboldt team, we did a few of them,” Davies said. “I remember the female trainer coming across the ice and what-not and some of the other players in the lobby, as far removed as we are it still hit people in different ways I guess,” he added.
The stars are part of the little dipper constellation.
Davies said he heard about the star registry when he was driving in the United States.
“Well I heard something on the radio in the States last year, and it was actually revolving around Valentines Day,” Davies said.
I had some friends a few years ago and they lost a brother and it was near the anniversary and I thought I am going to get him a star, and then the accident happened and it was one of the first things I’ve thought of was these guys need stars,” said Davies.
The international star registry was created about 40 years ago, and has offices in a dozen countries including Canada.
The registry features about two million stars world wide, now including those who lost their lives April 6th in rural Saskatchewan.