People around the world are leaving their hockey sticks out for Humboldt (PHOTOS)

Apr 9 2018, 9:22 pm

The sports world is showing its support for the 15 Humboldt Broncos players and staff killed in a tragic bus collision by placing hockey sticks outside of their homes.

Social media channels have been flooded with photos of hockey sticks lined up outside of people’s homes, trending under the hashtags #SticksOutForHumboldt and #PutYourSticksOut.

The symbolic gesture picked up steam following an emotional vigil Sunday evening at Elger Petersen Arena in Humboldt, the home of the Broncos.

The response has been overwhelming, with hundreds of people from around the world posting photos of their tributes on social media.

Here in Canada, photos of sticks placed on porches and at an outdoor skating rink have been shared.

The gesture was even picked up in the US, with hockey families and players sharing their own touching tributes.

The Jakarta Dragons, a hockey team from Jakarta, Indonesia, even shared a tribute on Twitter.

The crash has touched the hearts of people from around the world and received an incredible outpour of support and sympathy.

Following the crash, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign was set up by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington to raise funds for those affected by the tragedy.

At the time of publication, the campaign has raised over $5 million in donations by over 72,500 people in just two days, making it Canada’s most generous GoFundMe campaign ever.

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