The New England Patriots are doing their part to help the healing process.
The Patriots sent flowers for the funeral services of Tyler Bieber, a broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos who was killed in a deadly bus crash last Friday involving the Canadian junior hockey team, according to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.
The 29-year-old Bieber was a Patriots fan, and when the team found out, it shipped flowers to Humboldt, Saskatchewan, where Bieber’s funeral will be held Thursday at Elgar Petersen Arena.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft also left a voicemail for Bieber’s mother expressing his condolences, per Kaplan.
Bieber was in his first season as Humboldt’s play-by-play announcer and was on the bus carrying the Broncos to a playoff game when it collided with a truck on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan. Bieber was one of 16 people on the 29-person bus who died.
Humboldt has received an outpouring of support since the tragedy; the Boston Bruins were one of several NHL teams to announce fundraising initiatives to help those affected by the incident.