Tom Straschnitzki - whose 19-year-old son, Ryan, was badly injured in the junior hockey team's bus crash - was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in.
The sphere appeared acquainted from earlier trophy exhibits, he knowledgeable the outlet, and when a person in white gloves took the trophy out, he found he was correct.
Tom Straschnitzki says Ryan's bed was the first stop, and he says his son's eyes grew wide as it was carried in.
Tom confirmed the decoration has been the true deal, CBC News reported, " saying it being there &ldquolifted their spirits.
"They know the tradition", Tom Straschnitzki said, noting the other injured players didn't want to touch the trophy, either. Without even having played for an NHL championship team assessing the prize is actually a superstition amongst hockey players.
Organizers had put out the word that Regina's Northgate Mall would be the site of a Drive and Meet in honour of the Humboldt Broncos on Sunday morning, and over the course of the day, streams of people gathered together, shared in grief, and donated to the families affected. And Ryan was reportedly not the one participant who made that decision.
At Saturday, 10 accident victims remained hospitalized, with just two in critical state, that the Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.