A Canadian youth hockey team has been in the hearts of the entire sports world this week following a horrific crash that claimed 15 lives. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to a playoff game last Friday night when they were hit by a semi truck in rural Saskatchewan. Among the dead were the teams head coach and numerous players.

 

NHL teams held moments of silence. Some teams changed the names on their jerseys to read 'Broncos'. They'd all been on those long bus rides before. Back when they played junior hockey. The thing that hit me most about this story was the fact that we have a junior hockey team here in Cedar Rapids. And just like the Broncos, our Roughriders travel to many cities by bus. It's a thought not lost on head coach Mark Carlson. He told KCRG that the crash could've happened to any team, and that's why the Roughriders are stepping up and helping out.

Roughrider players will be at all Cedar Rapids Culvers locations on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They'll be collecting monetary donations and 10 percent of all food purchases will go towards the Bronco's Go Fund Me account that is helping pay the team's medical expenses.

 

[via KCRG]