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Sports Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs opener

02:10  15 april  2018
02:10  15 april  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid visits Humboldt Broncos players in hospital

  Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid visits Humboldt Broncos players in hospital The Edmonton Oilers captain said Tuesday that he hopes his visit helped to "put some smiles on some faces" and called the visit to Saskatchewan an emotional experience.Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid travelled to Humboldt and Saskatoon on Tuesday — with Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin — to visit some of the families impacted and players injured in a devastating bus crash on April 6.

Drake watches Game 1 between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards wearing a Humboldt Broncos jersey . %2Fhockey%2Fjuniors%2Fdrake- honours - humboldt - broncos - jersey - raptors - playoffs - opener %2F.

Drake , Toronto Raptors honor victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Grammy Award-winning rapper and Raptors ambassador Drake sat courtside for Game 1 of the team's first-round series against the Wizards wearing a Humboldt Broncos jersey .

  Drake honours Humboldt with Broncos jersey at Raptors’ playoffs opener © Frank Gunn/CP

As the country continues the mourn the loss of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos family following a bus collision near Nipawin, Sask., on April 6, Toronto native Drake offered his own tribute to the team on Saturday.

Sitting courtside for the Toronto Raptors post-season opener against the Washington Wizards, Drake was spotted wearing a Broncos jersey in honour of the team.

Humboldt has seen an outpouring of support from the sporting world since their tragedy earlier this month, beginning with the #SticksOutForHumboldt movement, which saw community members and NHL teams alike show support for the Broncos.

The GoFundMe page set up to help families and those affected by the tragedy recently surpassed $11 million as the hockey community continues to rally around Humboldt.

'Unthinkable tragedy': Actors, musicians rally around Humboldt Broncos after bus crash .
A bus crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team which resulted in 14 deaths and another 15 injuries has prompted an outpouring of sympathy, including messages from actors and musicians."Shocked and saddened by the loss in Saskatchewan," Toronto-born actor Will Arnett posted on Twitter Saturday. "Thinking of all those in the Humboldt Broncos family and everyone affected by this tragedy.

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