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St. Albert creates committee, plans tribute for Humboldt players connected to city

Ribbons have popped up in St. Albert, Alta. Monday, April 9, 2018 after the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash on Friday. Four of the players killed in the crash previously played hockey in St. Albert.
Ribbons have popped up in St. Albert, Alta. Monday, April 9, 2018 after the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash on Friday. Four of the players killed in the crash previously played hockey in St. Albert. Dave Carels, Global News

The City of St. Albert, Alta. has asked former mayor Nolan Crouse to head up a Humboldt Remembrance Committee to pay tribute to the young men who played in St. Albert who were killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6.

READ MORE: Several Alberta hockey players killed in Humboldt Broncos bus crash 

“The tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos has had a huge impact on our community,” Mayor Cathy Heron said.

“Everyone is looking for ways to honour these extraordinary young men and the committee will lead our collective efforts to remember them in a lasting way.”

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READ MORE: Celebration of life in Edmonton honours 4 Humboldt Broncos players

There was a lot of brainstorming during a meeting Monday night.

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“You can imagine how the outpouring of emotion has triggered so many ideas,” Crouse said. “Hanging jerseys in the rafters, to memorials, to sculptures to scholarships.”

“Whatever we do will be in respect to what the families’ wishes are.”

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Crouse said besides the four players who had connections to St. Albert — Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph, Conner Lukan and Stephen Wack — Broncos’ head coach and general manager Darcy Haugan played as a minor for Peace River, which was an affiliate of the St. Albert Raiders program.

READ MORE: St. Albert comes together after Humboldt Broncos bus crash

“The St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club looks forward to and would be honoured to work with Nolan Crouse on the Humboldt Remembrance Committee,” said Kevin Porter, president of the St. Albert club.

Watch below: A celebration of life was held on Tuesday for four Edmonton-area victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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