PITTSBURGH – The Penguins held a ceremony Tuesday to honour the victims of Saturday’s synagogue taking pictures within the Pittsburgh neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill.
The staff held an 11-second second of silence previous to a recreation towards the New York Islanders in reminiscence of the 11 lives misplaced within the taking pictures on the Tree of Life synagogue. Penguins gamers wore a particular “Stronger than Hate” patch, which integrated the staff emblem and Star of David, and the Islanders wore an analogous decal on their helmets.
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A black and white silhouette of town with the phrases “Stronger than Hate” flashed on the scoreboard in the course of the pregame ceremony, whereas a video tribute performed previous to faceoff. A ceremonial puck drop featured Pittsburgh police Chief Scott Schubert together with Anthony Burke and Mike Smigda, officers wounded within the assault.
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The Penguins’ jerseys had been signed and will probably be auctioned in an effort to lift cash and help victims and households of the taking pictures. The staff additionally held a blood drive and donated to the Jewish Federation of Better Pittsburgh and a fund established by the Metropolis of Pittsburgh Division of Security to learn cops wounded within the assault.