It was a tragedy that struck the hearts of not just Canadians, but the hearts of those all across the globe. Any family whose second home was the local ice rink. Any family that had ever gotten up at 6 in the morning for hockey practice. And any family whose kids would drive out of town for a tournament, this tragedy felt like a loss on a personal level.

Last year, the Humboldt Broncos bus crash sent a shock wave across the nation. As the Broncos made their way to a Game 5 against the Nipawin Hawks, the team bus collided with a semi-truck. The RCMP reported 16 fatalities, with the remaining passengers receiving mostly serious injuries.