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Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice.

Canadians are urged to don a sports jersey Thursday to show support for the families of the Humboldt Broncos following the horrific bus accident near Tisdale, Saskatchewan last Friday.

BOHC president Wendell Ahearn said players have been donating funds all week long.

As part of the appropriately named Wild Goose Hockey League (now called the Sask West Hockey League), we - the Miners - travelled in a small school bus which sufficed for numbers, as many of our players lived in different communities and would drive on their own to meet us for away games.

"Being that New Westminster is a fantastic community, I want the Humboldt community to know that we support them; we want to send love their way and to know that they're not alone", said Mary Lalji, one of the event's organizers.

"I said, 'We have to do something to get all of the teams on board - every team, league and association, ' " Middleton said.

"They are with you on every road trip, and they are there for you through your good times and bad, so I think it's incredible what they're doing here for her", she said.

He adds following the crash, his organization wanted to step up and help in any way they could.

Boyd says it was hard to come up with an answer for that, especially being a few provinces away from the tragedy. "I've gotten messages from so many in the community saying this is what we need".

So far, at least 45 people are interested in stopping by the game today, which will be hosted from noon to 4 p.m.at Riverside Park.

Student Kate Scidmore, who is a member of the MRU Cougars women's hockey team, said athletic therapists are a huge part of the team. Someone will be there to collect donations, and any proceeds will go directly to the Broncos team.

Ginger Lester at the City of Nelson is asking all City of Nelson staff to join in by wearing a jersey.

The Cougars will also send the photo to Hirsche's family. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

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