The Humboldt Broncos will open the SJHL season tonight at the Elgar Peterson Arena in Humboldt. What must be going through these players heads and hearts is completely unfathomable to me. To know that they are stepping up to keep hockey and the dreams of those who love it and play it in small communities across Canada alive is nothing short of amazing. This game tonight will be broadcast on national TV, covered by news and sports reporters from across the nation and talked about for who knows how long in the future.
To the players that are trying to focus, that are trying to stay calm, that are trying to do the job that each of the players before them has done every game night until tonight; Not only do you have your own abilities, not only do you have your own strengths, not only do you have the home town crowd cheering you on-
You have the heart and passion of 16 team members whose love of the game, hopes, and dreams are pulsing through your veins.
You got this. #humboldtstrong