Hundreds attend funeral for Humboldt Broncos announcer Tyler Bieber


"It could have been any of us", Lovell said, of the bus drivers participating.

A woman who worked as a trainer for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and was on a bus that crashed last week has died.

"Of course this was just them teasing Dayna because she's such a nice person", he said. "I couldn't imagine losing either one of them, so to be there and be supportive for other families who could really use it right now if the number one goal for sure", Froese said.

The grassroots event began earlier this week with a Facebook post by a group of parents in Langley, B.C., who started the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt.

"Hopefully this little token of appreciation goes a long way in supporting the community there", he said.

A Calgary trucking company that owns the semi truck that collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus, killing 15 people, has been ordered to keep its vehicles off the road. He said Tobin and his wife Rhonda feel the support from home is helping them get through the tragedy.

Residents all over the community pulled out their jerseys and donated money in support of the Humboldt Broncos.

Wilby says dental records are the best way to identify deceased but those can take days to track down, especially given the hockey players were from all over Western Canada.

"A lot of these boys looked alike", Wilby said. "And, they would like to thank everyone across Saskatchewan and Canada for their love and prayers during this very hard time", the family said.

Students from the ELC wore their Jerseys on April 12. "Tonight, we must all pray for these families".

"When I saw the bus and Humboldt, my first thought was Parker", said Littlejohn.

"This is something that has happened to us as a country, so it's time to stand up and support each other and know that they're not alone in this bad situation".

"I've talked to their coach, Darcy (Haugan), numerous times over the years and there's a player on our team, Donavon Beatty, that knew a couple of players from being a Saskatchewan kid".

"We just wanted to show our support and do what we can out here and let everyone out west know we're thinking of them".