All Canadians who have laced up skates in their lives are feeling emotional after the tragedy affecting the members of the Humboldt Broncos this weekend.
Before Cariboo Elite Training camp began week two of their three-on-three training camp, participants gathered around centre ice and took a brief time to reflect on the lives lost.
Coach Shane Thon said a few words while choking back emotions.
The arena went silent and those within the circle stared down at the ice and their skates.
After a short time, everyone raised their sticks high above above their heads before bringing them down in unison with a resounding smack.