Canadians honour Humboldt Broncos with "Jersey Day"

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The Calgary trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos crash that killed 15 people has been suspended pending the collision investigation.

A cross made out of hockey sticks at a makeshift memorial is silhouetted against the setting sun at the intersection of a fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Sask. on Monday, April, 9, 2018. A total of 16 people have died and 13 were injured as a result of the crash.

Word of the movement then spread throughout the country and now thousands of Canadians have pledged online to take part in "Jersey Day", by donning a sports jersey or wearing a green ribbon.

The symbolic gesture has picked up steam and now people from around the world are sharing photos of their jerseys on social media under the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt. On their Facebook page, the Meadow Lake Co-op shared the fact their parent company, Federated Co-operatives Limited, is meeting donations to a growing GoFundMe campaign up to $250,000.

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Forward Jacob Leicht, who was 19, is to be laid to rest in his home city of Humboldt. He was only in his first year as a play-by-play announcer for the Broncos. They are truly one-of-a-kind.

"My class is always wanting to do things to help others", Brake said. They are now going through a tragedy that no family or community should experience. They came up with a total of $25 from their piggy banks and I matched them.

Pinay said they plan on giving the money to the team in the coming days.