October 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Updated: October 30, 2018 9:11 pm

‘Stronger than hate’: Pittsburgh Penguins unveil special logo honouring shooting victims

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PITTSBURGH – The Penguins held a ceremony Tuesday to honour the victims of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill.

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The team held an 11-second moment of silence prior to a game against the New York Islanders in memory of the 11 lives lost in the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. Penguins players wore a special “Stronger than Hate” patch, which incorporated the team logo and Star of David, and the Islanders wore a similar decal on their helmets.

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A black and white silhouette of the city with the words “Stronger than Hate” flashed on the scoreboard during the pregame ceremony, while a video tribute played prior to faceoff. A ceremonial puck drop featured Pittsburgh police Chief Scott Schubert along with Anthony Burke and Mike Smigda, officers wounded in the attack.

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The Penguins’ jerseys were signed and will be auctioned in an effort to raise money and support victims and families of the shooting. The team also held a blood drive and donated to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund established by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Safety to benefit police officers wounded in the attack.

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