On a night where the focus was squarely on the community of Humboldt and the Bronco family, the Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Fort Frances Lakers put their bitter rivalry off to the side and joined together to honour the victims of Friday’s tragic event.
Both teams gathered at centre ice in solidarity in an emotional pre-game ceremony in front of some 940 fans, most decked out in Bronco Green.
When the puck dropped, the Ice Dogs defeated Fort Frances 10-2.
Jacen Bracko scored a pair of goals, while Malcolm Huemmert, Evan Walls, Dakotah Woods, Cory Dennis, Conner Mowatt, Eric Stout, Tristan Simm and Carson Lux added singles.
Dryden GM outshot the Lakers 51-26.
The Ice Dogs will now face the winner of the Thunder Bay North Stars and Thief River Falls Norskies in the Billl Salonen Cup Final.
The North Stars defeated the Norskies 4-1 Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.