Stanley Cup Visits Humboldt Broncos Memorial Site

humboldtThe Stanley Cup visited the Humboldt Broncos’ accident and memorial site in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on highway interstate 35 and 335 on Friday morning. 

While the Broncos were on their way to a hockey game on Friday, April 6, their bus and a truck crashed and killed 16 young Canadian hockey players and injured 13 more.

On Friday, Washington Capitals’ forward Chandler Stephenson will bring the Stanley Cup to an NHL event with more NHL players from Saskatchewan for an NHL event in an emotional day of healing for the Humboldt community to celebrate his day with the Cup.

Broncos’ player Nicholas Shumlanski put a tattoo on his arm to remember his teammates that died during the fatal accident. Below the tattoo is a scar from the bus crash.

Originally from nearby Saskatoon, Stephenson has ties to the Broncos through the small-town Saskatchewan hockey network, but more specifically with his friendship with two survivors of the crash: Brayden Camrud and Kaleb Dahlgren. Plans were in place to bring the Stanley Cup to Humboldt even before Camrud was in the stands to witness the Washington Capitals clinch their first Stanley Cup in June at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Broncos start-up training camp today and stepped on the ice for the first time since that tragedy on April 6.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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