The Klippers Hockey organization wish to take this opportunity to invite you to join with us in welcoming the 2018-19 edition of the Humboldt Broncos to the West Central Events Centre and honour the lost and affected lives of the April 6 tragedy in the following way:
On Saturday, Sept 29, we invite you to bring your “Sticks out for Humboldt” hockey sticks with you to the game and join us in a stick-tap-salute as the Broncos take the ice prior to the ceremonial puck drop and anthem.
That night is our first responder appreciation night so please mark it on your calendar to come recognize a brave group of young men and our local first responders who serve us so diligently.
We know there are many emotions still surrounding the tragedy of that day, and we all handle those in different ways and at different times. This acknowledgement and salute is a simple yet genuine recognition of their bravery suiting up in a Broncos uniform in the wake of such tragedy while respecting their wishes to move on from the tragedy and resume some semblance of normalcy.
We know that some of you may expect a more elaborate ceremony, but please remember this Broncos team and their players are on their own timeline of grief and recovery, and we want to do what they and the league has directed as a simple, genuine tribute.
Thank you, and we hope to see you there.