Oil Caps, Pistons and the MJHL set to pay tribute to Humboldt Broncos tomorrow night
The MJHL championship final resumes on Thursday night as the Virden Oil Capitals, Steinbach Pistons and the league itself prepare to get back to playing hockey after the devastating crash late last week involving the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos.
Prior to puck drop for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series, which is set for Tundra Oil and Gas Place in Virden, a special ceremony will be taking place that will include a tribute video, first responders and other dignitaries.
“It’s time to play hockey. Our organization, the Steinbach Pistons, and the MJHL are ready to start playing and moving the series forward,” said Jamie Hodson, director of business and hockey operations for the Oil Capitals. “Playing hockey will help the healing processes in both our communities, the whole hockey world, and of course the Humboldt Broncos organization. Everyone involved will be playing and cheering with heavy hearts but playing the game will offer the best medicine for a grieving hockey world.”
Humboldt T-shirts will be available for sale that night ($20 a shirt) with proceeds going to the Broncos organization. There will also be green ribbons available to the public (all donations going to the Broncos team).
Fans will also have the opportunity to show their support by writing a personal message on a large sign that will be given to the Broncos organization.
Meanwhile, both teams will be wearing name bars of Broncos players on their jerseys as well as helmet stickers to pay tribute to the team.
There will also be a guaranteed 50/50 jackpot of $4,000 with proceeds going to the Broncos organization.
Tickets are selling fast, so please hurry to reserve your seat. Ceremonies will start at 7:30 p.m. However, come early as doors open at 6:30 p.m.