A memorial, including a cross made out of hockey sticks, sits near the intersection of a fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Monday, April, 9, 2018. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed last Friday night, April 6, into a truck, killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photo: JONATHAN HAYWARD/AP
Photo: JONATHAN HAYWARD/AP

Hockey fans honor Humboldt crash victims with hockey stick tributes, #PutYourSticksOut

As family members mourn the players killed and injured in a bus crash in Canada, hockey fans around the world are paying tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.

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It’s a simple display that’s popping up on porches: a hockey stick propped up outside. It was suggested by Brian Munz, a broadcaster with The Sports Network (TSN). He drew inspiration from a high school friend, CNN reported.

Some added a candle to light the way for those players lost in the crash.

Others left sticks ready at a rink in the players’ memory.

And if there wasn’t a stick available, a jersey and a puck took the place.

While at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the sticks had a place of honor next to the Stanley Cup.

Ten players with the Humboldt Broncos died in a crash last week. They were on the way to a playoff game when the team’s bus hit a tractor-trailer in Saskatchewan. Five others with connections to the team -- including two coaches, a volunteer statistician, a broadcaster and the bus driver -- also died, The Washington Post reported.

Fourteen others were hurt, CTV News reported.

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