Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Arena Ring of Tribute to Saskatchewan Hockey Team to Be Removed as Summer Nears

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Arena Ring of Tribute to Saskatchewan Hockey Team to Be Removed as Summer Nears

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Ring of tribute to hockey team to be removed

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HUMBOLDT, Sask. - What became a symbol of grief following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash earlier this month is about to melt into memory.

The painted ring around centre ice at Humboldt's Elgar Petersen Arena -- the junior hockey team's home -- became a memorial lined with flowers and other tributes soon after the April 6 crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 others.

The City of Humboldt now says on its Facebook page that starting Friday, work will begin to remove the ice for the season, although people still have until 9:00 p.m. today to drop in and pay their respects.

It says flowers, banners, flags and posters that have flowed in from around the world to show support for the team will be put on display on the arena glass. …

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