Back in April, sixteen people were killed after a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a junior hockey team. The accident led to thousands of hockey fans leaving their hockey sticks on the porch because they "might need it...wherever they are".
Got this text from a friend who I went to high school with in Humboldt.— Brian Munz (@BrianMunzTSN) April 9, 2018
Inviting you to do the same as we remember and send our thoughts to the #HumboldtBroncos.#PrayersForHumboldt #Broncostrong #Humboldtstrong #theSJHL #TSNHockey pic.twitter.com/HHwZyUZ5KG
Following the accident, Washington Capitals forward, Chandler Stephenson, said he'd bring the Stanley Cup to Humboldt if he ever won it because he grew up just outside the town.
Not long after that, The Capitals went on to win their first Stanley Cup Championship and Stephenson was able to stick to his word and bring the cup to Humboldt, Saskatchewan
#StanleyCup visits Humboldt Broncos memorial site. While their Stanley Cup dreams went unfulfilled, we thought we’d bring Stanley to them. God Bless 🎚 RIP Saskatchewan highway intersection #35 & #335) @NHL @HockeyHallFame @HumboldtBroncos #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/ST3eUfXCIg— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 24, 2018
Stephenson told AP News, "The community deserves to have a good day. We're not trying to be saviors by any means because nothing can replace a life. We're just trying to make it as positive a day as we can and hopefully put some smiles and some laughs on some people's faces".
We hope that the visit from Stephenson and the Stanley Cup was able to bring some happiness to a town that's still recovering from such a horrific tragedy.