We were all effected on the weekend by the hockey tragedy when the Humbolt Broncos Junior A hockey team lost 15 members in the horrific bus crash.
The vigil was held in the teams home rink.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. One of the surviving players, Nick Shumlanski, was there wearing his green and yellow jersey.
Hockey people like Don Cherry and Ron MacLean, Sheldon Kennedy and various NHL coaches visited the players in hospital.
Here’s full coverage of the vigil:
As the parent of a referee who travels from Yarmouth to Pictou to officiate Junior A hockey, it’s a constant worry when they are on the roads.
This tragedy hit home for me as we have two sons the players ages.
Back on Saturday night the Halifax Mooseheads held a moment of silence for our hockey brethren and you could hear a pin drop in the rink of 8,300 plus fans.
As the Mooseheads Public Address Announcer, it was one of the toughest pregame ceremonies I’ve ever had to announce.
Please keep the players, families and the community in your thoughts.