The Los Angeles Kings are encouraging fans to show their support to those directly affected by the Humboldt bus tragedy. At the Kings Fan Fest on Sunday, Kings are promoting fans to write cards to families and victims from the deadliest vehicle accident ever to impact a Canadian sports team.
On April 6, a bus traveling to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, was involved in an accident with a semi-trailer near Armley, Saskatchewan. There were 16 fatalities on the bus. Among the victims were 10 hockey players of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, two coaches, the bus driver, the team broadcaster, the team statistician and trainer.
The Kings have already contributed to the Broncos relief efforts. On April 7 against the Dallas Stars at the Staples Center, the Kings had a 50/50 draw, with a total jackpot $48,490.00. A GoFundMe account has already reached $11 million. To donate yourself, please click here.
One former Kings player directly impacted to the tragedy is former Kings forward Jarret Stoll. A native of Melville, Saskatchewan, Stoll played minor hockey throughout the province before joining the Edmonton Ice in the Western Hockey League. Stoll and his wife, Erin Andrews of FOX Sports are encouraging all Kings fans to write positive messages to the victims of Humboldt and their families.
The Kings meanwhile are trailing 2-0 to the Vegas Golden Knights after the first two games of their first-round playoff series. The Kings will have Drew Doughty back in the lineup after he was suspended for game two.
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