Esmark effort to honor Humboldt hockey victims continues

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 1:57 PM

Since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6, Edgeworth-based Esmark Inc. and its minor league hockey team Johnstown Tomahawks have distributed more than 40,000 special decals honoring the lives impacted by the tragedy.

Days after the incident, the company created the special decal to honor the 16 people who were killed and the 13 who were injured who either played or coached for the hockey team that plays in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

“As a member of the hockey community, Esmark is memorializing all of those impacted by this incident with this free of charge decal, which can be prominently displayed on hockey helmets, and cars across the U.S. and Canada, ensuring that Humboldt continues to be honored and supported,” Esmark spokesperson Katie Regan said.

The decal is green and yellow and features a Broncos logo in the center. The date of the crash is at the top and the number 29 — for the victims — sits at the bottom of the logo, as well as the saying, “Hockey sticks together.”

Regan said Esmark's in-kind donation is $25,000 and that 75,000 decals have been produced.

The decals are free. To request one, go to

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at, 412-627-9423, or via Twitter at @41Suzanne.