FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team attend a news conference in Las Vegas. Even before the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, Saskatchewan native Chandler Stephenson said if they did, he’d like to take it to Humboldt months after that community was devastated by the bus crash of the junior Broncos that killed 16. Stephenson will have his day with the Cup on Friday, Aug. 24, joined by more than a dozen current and former NHL players from the area in what amounts to a small piece of the healing process. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Stephenson taking Stanley Cup to Humboldt to help town heal

August 23, 2018 - 1:50 am

Chandler Stephenson of the Washington Capitals will take the Stanley Cup to Canada on Friday in hopes of providing a lift to the community of Humboldt.

The town in Saskatchewan is home to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. A bus crash in April killed 16 people, including 11 members of the team.

Stephenson is from nearby Saskatoon. He says he knew he wanted to use his time with the Cup to bring the famous trophy to Humboldt. He says the community deserves to have a good day.

Members of the Broncos organization will be around Stephenson and the Cup for a private function before he takes the trophy to a public event in the afternoon that will feature street hockey with a handful of NHL players.

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