Blackhawks honor Canadian hockey team after 15 killed in bus crash

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks wore the word “Broncos” on their jerseys Saturday to honor a Canadian club team involved in a devastating crash Friday night.

Fifteen people died when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos collided with a truck about 5 p.m. Friday in Saskatchewan, Canada. There were 29 passengers on board, including the driver.

Among those who died are head coach Darcy Haugan and team captain Logan Schatz.

Before the Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets faced off Saturday night, both teams planned a coordinated moment of silence. In lieu of individual names, the back of Blackhawks jerseys said “Broncos.”

All proceeds raised from the evening’s 50-50 drawing will be donated to the Broncos. The Jets, Blackhawks and NHL will each donate $25,000 to the raffle, according to a news release.

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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – APRIL 7: Jordan Oesterle #82, David Kampf #64 and Connor Murphy #5 of the Chicago Blackhawks warms, sporting ‘Broncos’ in place of their names in honour of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash, up prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets on April 7, 2018 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Jason Halstead /Getty Images)