Fifteen people died and 14 were hospitalized when a tractor-trailer crashed into the team's bus on Highway 35 around 30 kilometres north of Tisdale.
The vigil comes after a collision on Friday between a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and a semi-trailer.
Pettie said as more details about the tragedy became known, it became personal. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau flew to the hospital Sunday to visit the injured before heading to the city of Humboldt for a vigil.
A photo tweeted early on Saturday showed three players holding hands while laying side-by-side in their hospital beds.
The truth emerged Monday morning, when Saskatchewan's Ministry of Justice issued a statement saying one of the victims was mistakenly identified. Those killed in the accident included head coach Darcy Haugan, former Surrey Eagle Jaxon Joseph, bus driver Glen Doerksen, sports reporter Tyler Bieber, and 11 players.
"This is something that kids could do to feel like they're making a difference and showing solidarity with the people of Humboldt".
"To be members of a team, to have that bond and to have that ripped apart, I think kids can emphasize", said teacher and football coach Corbin Boughen. "We'd end up going through a whole tin every game", said Beaudry.
The mother of former National Hockey League player Colby Armstrong, who is originally from Saskatchewan, offered a place to stay in Saskatoon to families impacted by the crash.
Meanwhile, Xavier Labelle's family had confirmed his death over the weekend, with his brother writing in an Instagram post that he was heartbroken. "Best friends, teammates, allies, brothers", he wrote.
Brandow was heading to Nipawin for the game, and he came upon the crash shortly after it happened.
"Hockey is like religion or more than religion in Canada and the tragedy here was such that people around the world wanted to do anything they can to say "we support you, Humboldt, we support the Broncos" and a few days later you're at $5 million from over 65 countries".
Corey Dambrauskas, a Calgary resident who also recently played for the Broncos and lived in Humboldt for two years, remembers being helped by community members when he was badly injured and had to be rushed to Saskatoon.