Here at Westerner Park we believe hockey is more than just a sport. It creates a community that supports one another, especially when faced with adversity. On Thursday April 12, in support of the Humboldt Broncos, our staff wore hockey jerseys complete with a green and yellow ribbon.

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The Broncos tragedy has effected everyone in some way. A member of our staff decided to put his feelings on paper in the form of a poem:

Too Young - The Band of Brothers

Who knows what destiny lies ahead, The future's not ours, I've heard it said

Live for the moment, that's what we do, We can't change what's coming, this is true

What happened that day makes no sense at all, to lose all that youth, affects us all

Some lives were changed that fateful day, But the pain was also felt miles away

 

When we say Team, that's a band of brothers, We all feel their pain, as do so many others

The parents, the siblings, and new families, their friends and the fans are in disbelief

The love for these boys will not go away, We may understand on some other day

Pray for the lives that this has affected, This was an accident so unexpected

 

Coaches, trainers, and media too, They all had the same fate but what could they do

The trucker as well must live with this pain, knowing he can't change things back again

As we lift up our hearts to send our support, We pray for those lost as a last resort

They loved their hockey, their favorite game, So many missing, it won't be the same

 

To all the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos that this has affected, be assured, you are not alone. The whole nation is standing behind you all the way through this tragedy.

Written by,

Edward Spycher

 

We stand in solidarity with the Humboldt Broncos and express our sincerest condolences.