Maine-Endwell Shows Support For Humboldt BroncosPosted: Updated:
Last Friday the Humboldt Broncos, a Saskatchewan junior hockey team, which consisted of 16 to 21 year olds were on their way to a playoff game when their bus collided with a tractor-trailer. The accident has shocked the entire world especially in the hockey community, nationally and locally.
A group of hockey parents from British Columbia, including Jennifer Pinch organized a world wide national jersey day on Thursday, April 12th to honor and show support for the Humboldt Broncos. Pinch asked everyone to wear any type of jersey and photograph themselves and post it on social media with #jerseysforhumboldt.
Rebecca Reynolds, a local Senior at Maine-Endwell who also plays hockey at Johnson City made sure to get her high school involved in national jersey day to show their support to the Humboldt Broncos and their families. Being a teenager who plays hockey, the incident seemed to have hit her close to home.
Reynolds stated, "it's scary to realize that they are our age, 16-21 that's almost the same age that everyone in this school is practically and we're at an age where our team is traveling to far away games, so it's heart breaking to think that could have been anyone, that could have been us."
Maine-Endwell hockey player Logan Roux was also very sensitive to this horrific tragedy, just like every one else. " Its the same feeling, it doesn't matter what team, what teammates, you care for your team, no matter what, so its devastating for everyone, especially the entire hockey community." Stated Roux.
But, both students, as well as the entire student body at Maine-Endwell wants to help in whatever way they can to honor this team. Roux and Reynolds were both very pleased with the outcome of jerseys they saw throughout the halls of Maine-Endwell.
"I knew a couple people would be wearing jerseys but i wanted to make it known to everyone and of course it would be better if more people acknowledged the deaths of these innocent people." Roux also stated, "It was good to see, it didn't matter if it was hockey or any sport or any jersey it was good to see."