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Millions Of Dollars In Donations Pour In After Hockey Team Tragedy

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Millions of dollars have been raised in only a couple days after 15 members of a Canadian junior hockey organization were killed in a bus crash.

A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos collided with a truck Friday, and it didn’t take long for news to sweep across the sports world.

The GoFundMe to support the families of the young men currently has more than $4.7 million that’s been raised so far.

The hockey community is extremely tight-knit. It’s a bond that young men all over the world share with each other, and it’s unlike any other sports bond out there. Hockey players are simply cut from a different kind of cloth.

There was no doubt in my mind that the outpouring of support would be unlike anything we’ve seen before. Nearly 70,000 people have donated almost $5 million for the families of young men that they never even knew. That’s what being part of the hockey community is all about.

I saw this news late Friday night, and my heart was broken. These players were chasing the ultimate dream. Now, more than a dozen lives were cut short in a tragic accident. It’s a dark reminder that there’s no guarantee tomorrow is ever going to come. Hopefully, the surviving family members find peace and take comfort in the level of support being shown.

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