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NHL honors Humboldt on anniversary of tragic bus crash

Teams leave sticks out, post on social media to show support for Broncos

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Teams honor Humboldt Broncos

NHL clubs remember Humboldt Broncos one year later

Teams around the League pay tribute to those lost or injured from the Humboldt Broncos on the one-year anniversary of that tragic day

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The NHL and hockey world remains Humboldt Strong.

Each NHL team left a stick outside its locker room to honor Humboldt of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League on the first anniversary of the tragic bus crash Saturday.

The hockey world was shaken when 16 people were killed and 13 were injured when the Broncos bus crashed into a tractor trailer on its way to a playoff game game last year. The League and its member clubs memorialized Humboldt last year after the crash with fans, teams and players leaving their sticks outside their doors.

The hashtag #HumboldtStrong trended on Twitter in Canada for most of the day as hockey fans and players across North America shared their thoughts and posted photos of their sticks out on social media.

Tweet from @rpulock: #HumboldtStrong

Tweet from @sanheim17: #HumboldtStrong

Tweet from @NHLJets: Forever #HumboldtStrong

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Forever #HumboldtStrong 💚💛

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: We continue to hold the Humboldt Broncos in our hearts one year after the tragedy. #HumboldtStrong

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: Always, #HumboldtStrong. 💚

Tweet from @NYRangers: It's been one year since the Humboldt Broncos tragedy and we are forever #HumboldtStrong 💚💛




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