OVO Sound boss Drake is keeping the memory of Humboldt Broncos players alive following the recent fatal crash of the junior hockey team’s bus. Drizzy pulled through for his Toronto Raptors’ Game 1 NBA Playoffs match-up decked out in a jersey honoring the team.
Cameras spotted Drizzy Saturday (April 14) night sitting courtside as he watched his Raptors defeat No. 8 see Washington Wizards in the first game.
A week after a Saskatchewan semi-truck accident that claimed the lives of 15 athletes and coaches riding on the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus, one of Canada’s biggest names has used one of sports’ biggest stages to honor the victims. Drake, a court-side celebrity guest at Saturday’s Game 1 between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards, showed up wearing none other than a Broncos hockey jersey, as documented by TSN, Sporting News and other outlets. (CBS Sports)
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The 6 God also went to his Instagram page to celebrate the big win and pay homage to the Humboldt Broncos.
After the crash went down last week, the Raptors issued a statement.
“Thinking of the Humboldt Broncos and our friends in the hockey community at this terrible time. From Toronto to the Prairies, our thoughts and prayers are with you.” As of Saturday evening, a GoFundMe campaign set up in the team’s honor had raised over $11 million. (USA Today)
This week, some of the injured Broncos players received a visit from the Stanley Cup trophy.
Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup. 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. Recognizing the box from Stanley Cup presentations, he immediately suspected what was inside, and his suspicions were confirmed when someone wearing white gloves lifted the trophy from the case. (ESPN)
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