"Being Canadian and hockey being so entrenched in our culture and it's such a bad tragedy to have so many young lives go in such a awful way my brothers play sports and I play sports and you can't imagine something like that happening to your family".
Michelle Moison, wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey, dropped some money in the bottle as the mother of three children who play travel hockey. "We are all them". Staff and council also took part in the "jersey day" movement on Thursday. The family joined a nationwide effort to honor the players by placing hockey sticks in front of their home. They wanted to show the victims' families that they are thinking of them. He knows the camaraderie shared by hockey families.
"There's no closure yet but it's been a really emotional time for everybody, some more than others, some because they've had personal connections, others just because they don't know how to handle", Lewgood said after Saturday's game.
Tom Straschnitzki - whose 19-year-old son, Ryan, was badly injured in the junior hockey team's bus crash - was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in. "Here we have Green Bay and De Pere, all the Valley, Waupaca, Manitowoc, Shawano". Ribchester and fellow Belle River students Maria Kolonelos, behind, and Stewart MacDonald, right, helped raise money to be donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the victims of the fatal Saskatchewan bus crash.