Hockey stars take to the ice for Humboldt charity event
On April 7, a bus carrying the junior jockey team, the Humboldt Broncos out of Humboldt, Canada, was slammed by a tractor-trailer in Western Canada, resulting in the deaths of 15 people and leaving 14 others injured. It was a tragedy that was felt across the entire ice hockey community and even spilled over into other sports leagues, with condolences and donations pouring in from around the world. A charity hockey game honoring the victims of the accident is scheduled for tonight, and will
take place at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge.
The game will see alumni of the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association taking on firefighters and first responders. Entrance is by donation, and the event will offer a series of fundraisers on the ice, such as Huck-a-puck and 50/50. Following the friendly match, there will be a pub night held at the Breakaway Bar and Grill in Planet Ice.
Some of the players who are on the roster include Dalton Yorke and Cody Campbell. Yorke played in Canada’s Western Hockey League before moving to German to play for the Frankfurt Lions. Campbell played in the British Columbia Hockey League and is now in France playing for the Angers.
The game gets underway at 7:15. Among all of the prizes offered in the fundraisers includes a one-hour session with Canadian’s favorite poker player, Daniel Negreanu.