The Humboldt Broncos return to the ice Wednesday night for the first time since the April 6th bus crash that killed 16 people and injured another 13.
The Broncos will play the Nipawin Hawks, and only have two players returning from last year, those being Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter.
Mayor Rob Muench said this game is part of the healing process for the community.
“It’s the first game of the season, and the first time most people are back in the rink again, and it’s been a trying number of months for a lot of people, and I think it’s going to be a good feeling to get back in the rink again and enjoy some hockey.”
Muench said overall, the city is excited to have hockey back.
“Even those that aren’t hockey fans I think are looking forward to the team getting back on the ice,” Muench said. “You can kind of feel it in the community, I was just down Main street (Tuesday) and driving up to the rink, and there’s green ribbons tied on the light standards here, and that type of thing coming up into the rink.”
The Broncos home opener is sold out. The game will be shown across Saskatchewan and Canada on TSN.