After winning the Stanley Cup in June, Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson has made true on a promise he told friends early during the postseason. Stephenson, who grew up in nearby Saskatoon, would bring the NHL’s championship trophy to Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The heartfelt gesture was made to help lift the spirits of a community reeling after losing most of its junior hockey team to a tragic bus crash.
Friday morning, as the Stanley Cup made its way to Humboldt, Stephenson and Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard stopped by the Broncos memorial site to honor the hockey players lost in the tragedy.
#StanleyCup visits Humboldt Broncos memorial site. While their Stanley Cup dreams went unfulfilled, we thought we’d bring Stanley to them. God Bless 🎚 RIP Saskatchewan highway intersection #35 & #335) @NHL @HockeyHallFame @HumboldtBroncos #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/ST3eUfXCIg
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 24, 2018
The memorial is located at the Saskatchewan Highway Intersection #35 and #355 where the 16 players and coaches died.
Forever and always, #HumboldtStrong
— NHL (@NHL) August 24, 2018