The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced earlier that they will be going ahead with their championship series, starting tomorrow.

The league's board of governors voted unanimously to finish the season following the Humboldt Broncos’ bus tragedy, which claimed the lives of 16 people.

"We had a grueling decision to make with respects on how we can pay tribute and honour the Humboldt Broncos," said Bill Chow, SJHL President, in a media release. "On behalf of the Board of Governors, this intensive decision has been made and that decision is to carry through and finish off the 2017-2018 season. The league will play hockey."

The Nipawin Hawks, who were set to play Humboldt in Game 5 last Friday, will host the Estevan Bruins in Game 1 of the final tomorrow night for what should be an emotional return to the ice.

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