Vegas Knights Pull Classy Move For Family Of Coach Killed In Hockey Bus Crash [PHOTOS]


The Vegas Knights pulled off a classy move Wednesday night when they hosted the family of a man killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Canada.

Humboldt’s coach Darcy Haugan was killed in the tragic crash back in April, which took the lives of 15 other people.

ESPN reported the following on the Vegas Knights inviting Haugan’s family:

After another stellar playoff performance, Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury shared a tender moment with the sons of the Humboldt Broncos coach who was killed last month in a tragic bus crash.

Fleury met with Carson and Jackson Haugan, the sons of Broncos coach and general manager Darcy Haugan, in the Vegas locker room Wednesday night. Fleury let the boys try on his gear and talked to them about the game, a 4-2 Golden Knights win over the Winnipeg Jets that gave Vegas a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

Haugan was one of 16 killed when the Broncos — a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan — were involved in a bus crash while en route to a playoff game on April 6. Thirteen others were injured.

It’s moments like this when you feel good about the direction of the world. Haugan and 15 others were taken off this planet way too soon in a tragedy that absolutely rocked the sports world. I don’t ever remember a bigger tragedy involving sports taking place in Canada.

The Vegas Knights had absolutely no obligation to help Haugan’s family or anybody else, but they clearly went above and beyond to share a tender moment with his children. It’s another powerful reminder how sports often can mean much more than the final score. (RELATED: MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DONATIONS POUR IN AFTER HOCKEY TEAM TRAGEDY)

This is a moment those children will likely remember for the rest of their lives. Also, classy move on behalf of Marc-Andre Fleury. You can clearly tell in the pictures above that he’s involved in the moment and embracing it with these young kids. I’m not sure how many pro athletes would be the same.

Just an incredible effort all the way around for everybody involved in helping ease the pain of this situation.

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