Blades, Pats hold ceremony for victims of La Loche shooting
SASKATOON – Before their game on Saturday, the Saskatoon Blades and the Regina Pats paid their respect to those who lost their lives in the tragedy in La Loche. In a show of solidarity, the teams stood united at SaskTel Centre.
The emotional pre-game ceremony involved the rival Western Hockey League (WHL) players standing together, alternating between Blades and Pats, in a circle in support of the northern Saskatchewan community.
A moment of silence was held as photos of the four victims who were shot and killed on Jan. 22 were on display at centre ice.
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The announcer said members from La Loche who were in Saskatoon caring for surviving victims in hospital were in attendance.
Over $5,000 in proceeds from the 50/50 at the game will go north to the people in the community to use as they see fit in their recovery.
The Blades won 7-3 in front of 4,651 hockey fans after being shut out by the Pats 4-0 the previous night in Regina.
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