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Rockets raise money for Humboldt

Vancouver Canucks prospect Kole Lind is one of the high profile players participating this weekend in a fundraising hockey tournament for the Humboldt Strong Foundation.

The Foundation was set up to support the players and families involved in a tragic bus crash April 6th that the claimed the lives of 16 players, coaches and team personnel when a semi trailer failed to stop at a flashing stop sign.

Lind’s team includes former Kelowna Rockets Reid and Erik Gardiner, who were born and raised in Humboldt and knew many of those killed or injured.

Brodan Salmond, Leif Mattson, James Hilsendager and former Rockets captain Rodney Southam will also participate in the ‘Hockey for Humboldt’ non-contact tournament, where each team had to make a minimum donation of $1,500 to participate.

All the games will be played at the Credit Union Iplex, the home of the Swift Current Broncos, who are currently in Everett participating in the WHL final.

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