Players from both the Nipawin Hawks and Estevan Bruins formed a circle around centre ice to honour the 16 who died after the team’s bus collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection north of Tisdale on April 6. Thirteen others were injured.
The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in Nipawin when the crash happened.
A faint sound of sobbing was heard in the sold-out crowd of 1,200 at Centennial Arena in Nipawin during the ceremony.
Hawks players wore green helmets to honour the Broncos in warm-up and both teams were wearing Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys.
First responders were honoured and walked out onto the ice to a standing ovation.
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