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