Wide show of support for Humboldt

There are 24 members of the Humboldt Broncos with members of the team ranging in age from 16 to 21

Created by a group of hockey moms from Langley, BC, "Jersey Day" began so Canadians could come together and wear a sports jersey in honour of the lives lost in the bus crash last Friday in rural Saskatchewan, which has now claimed the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

Brons, who was from Lake Lenore, Sask., suffered serious head trauma and had undergone two surgeries.

A woman who worked as youth team coach of the Humboldt Broncos, has died in hospital.

The death toll is at 16 almost a week following an horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan, and virtually every town and city - including Mississauga - across Canada is honouring the victims by sporting jerseys on Thursday.

"We have no words and we have no idea how to help at this time", said Teressa Bramley in a Facebook post.

The service came as local support for the team continues to grow. Someone will be there to collect donations, and any proceeds will go directly to the Broncos team. "I think that would be very special". Dayna I've been thinking of you a lot!

With just a few years off from competitive hockey, that's nearly 30 years of winter bus rides - some of the best moments of my hockey days but, mostly, blurred memories due to the repetition.

After the news was released by her family, Wickenheiser expressed her condolences.

She was a happy person who was always willing to learn more, he said.

"Because if her boys are playing, you know she is right there to take care of them", Katie Rosa, a high school athletic trainer from Knoxville, Tennessee, tweeted along a photo of her tribute.

"We were the first ones there and the last ones to leave", he said.

He adds following the crash, his organization wanted to step up and help in any way they could.

Fourteen-year-old Philippe Volek told the Canadian Press on Thursday he was sent to the principal's office for violating the school's dress code after wearing a soccer jersey to class as part a nationwide Jersey Day event.

Bob Farquharson pauses to look at a memorial at Mount Royal University for Dayna Brons Thursday, April 12, 2018.

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