Humboldt Broncos player Evan Thomas was remembered today as a humble and compassionate young man who wanted a career in medicine.
A memorial was held this afternoon for the 18-year-old in his hometown of Saskatoon.
Mini hockey sticks were handed out to people as they entered SaskTel Centre.
Family members walked into the service beneath hockey sticks raised in the air by Thomas’s friends and former teammates.
Mourners heard that Thomas, nicknamed E.T., was also passionate about playing baseball and was brilliant in school, winning a top science award in Grade 11.
Thomas and 15 others on the Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus died after a collision between it and a semi-truck on April 6. (The Canadian Press)