It was an incident that touched many people not just in Canada, but around the world.
Last Friday night, a bus crash near Tisdale, Sask., left at least 16 people dead and more than a dozen injured. The bus was carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game when it was struck by a truck at an intersection.
The team’s president called the situation a “tragedy” that was “unprecedented and overwhelming.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump, TV host Ellen DeGeneres, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and several professional athletes and sports organizations have responded to the deadly collision on social media.
Some big names in the hockey world, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and “Hockey Night in Canada” personalities Don Cherry and Ron MacLean have also expressed their sympathies.
Trudeau, Moe, Cherry and MacLean were among the attendees at an emotional vigil Sunday to honour those killed. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says grief counsellors have been brought in to the community to provide support for those affected.
Since the incident, hockey sticks have been left on porches and doorsteps across Canada in a tribute to the lives lost.