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Students wear jerseys to support Humboldt team

Students at William Kelley High School in Silver Bay display their support of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. (Photo by Kerry Bilben)1 / 2
Two Harbors High School students show off their favorite jerseys in support of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 2

Students across Lake Superior School District donned their favorite jerseys Thursday, April 12, in show of solidarity with Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

The Humboldt team was on its way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game April 6 when the team bus collided with a semitrailer, killing 16 people on board, including 10 players and two coaches, and injuring the remaining 13 players on board.

Students wore Two Harbors, Silver Bay and North Shore Storm jerseys as well as a variety representing college, professional and U.S. national teams.

The Humboldt accident hit home for many North Shore students because of the popularity of hockey and the amount of time students spend on school buses traveling to and from games and other events across Minnesota.

Humboldt, a city of about 5,869 people, is approximately 260 miles north of the Montana border.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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