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The "Let's Go Broncos" Chant At The Saskatchewan Rush Game This Weekend Shows How Much Support The Sports World Has For Humboldt

It can’t be stated enough how tragically heartbreaking this past weekend was. The fact of the matter is that 15 people were taken from us much too soon. To you and me, these were hockey players and coaches and staff. But people lost sons. People lost brothers. People lost friends, husbands, fathers. A community is in complete shock right now but I said this on Saturday morning and it is just as true right now. What we see after tragedies like the Humboldt Broncos is the resiliency of humans. The ability for people and communities to stick together through adversity and come out of it on the other side.

Like the other night when the Saskatchewan Rush were hosting the Colorado Mammoth. You’ve got a packed house at a lacrosse game and all the fans want to do is make sure that Humboldt knows that they are thinking about them and continuing to support them. You had the opposing team’s goalie, Dillon Ward, joining in on the chant as well. A community lost 15 great souls, but there are thousands and thousands of people supporting them right now to make sure they are able to pick themselves up. You also had Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks players swap out their own last name for “BRONCOS” on the back of their jerseys during their game on Saturday night.

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As well as sending all of the proceeds from their 50/50 raffle to Humboldt.

The GoFundMe page for the Broncos has already surpassed $4 million in donations from all over the world.

And, of course, you can always purchase this “Saturdays Are For The Broncos” shirt right here. And all proceeds from this shirt will be going directly to Humboldt as well.

Again–this was a horrible tragedy. Even more so as we’re starting to learn more and more about the 15 victims. These were all kids who had a dream. That dream was to be a hockey player. Unfortunately, they died chasing that dream. But their legacies will live on forever. Like Logan Boulet. Not only was the 21-year-old an avid Stoolie and Spittin’ Chiclets listener, but he is also a hero after the organs he donated before passing will go on to help 6 other people survive right now.

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It’s a combination of happy and sad tears right now. But even as tragic as this event has been, again, it is a reminder of how good people can truly be. All of the support. All of the donations raised. Heroes like Logan Boulet. But when all is said and done and we look back at the Humboldt Broncos tragedy 10 or so years from now? I think we’ll be able to come away with a lot more feelings of love and positivity rather than sadness.

@BarstoolJordie