By @MichaelCaples –
The Michigan hockey community is in mourning this week, as it says goodbye to two young hockey players.
A house fire early Monday morning claimed the lives of 9-year-old Logan Connolly and 11-year-old Walter B Connolly.
More information on the tragedy can be found in this article from the Detroit Free Press.
The Connolly brothers played for St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointe hockey programs. There will be a prayer vigil at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe at 6 p.m. Hockey players attending are asked to wear a jersey in solidarity.
UPDATE (4 p.m., ET): A GoFundMe page created four hours ago is reaching $50,000 in monetary support for the Connolly family; to visit the page, click here or on the image below.
The St. Clair Shores Hockey Association posted this information on Monday:
As many of you may know, a member of our St. Clair Shores Hockey family experienced a tremendous loss this morning due to a house fire in Grosse Pointe.
Please join the St. Clair Shores Hockey Association for a prayer service for the children, parents, family, friends, and neighborhood as we mourn this tragic loss. Everyone is welcome to come together so we can pray for the family during this difficult time.
Hockey players are asked to wear their jerseys as a sign of solidarity and support for the family.
Prayer Service for Children Lost in Fire
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
St. Paul on the Lake
157 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236
A hockey tribute has been playing out across Michigan since the news, as hockey sticks are being left outside on porches for the two boys.
Some of the #SticksOutForLoganAndBriggs images can be seen in the Facebook chain below.