The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the Chicago Blackhawks and the National Hockey League, announced today plans to support the Humboldt Broncos hockey club and community. While the thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of those affected by the tragedy that occurred Friday evening, the teams have planned today a number of events surrounding tonight's game between the Jets and Blackhawks.
There will be a coordinated moment of silence prior to the game tonight, and both the Jets and Blackhawks will also wear the word "Broncos" on the back of their jerseys during the game. In place of individual names, "Broncos" is meant to symbolize the unity and support of our hockey communities coming together as one for the Humboldt Broncos' family.
All proceeds raised from tonight's 50/50 draw at the game will be donated to the Humboldt Broncos. Additionally, the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, and the NHL will each donate $25,000 to the total in order to "sweeten the pot".
Again, please join the Jets, Blackhawks, and the entire NHL in extending our condolences and prayers to each and every member of the Broncos family and Humboldt community as we all mourn Friday's tragedy.