Brock Boeser points to the heavens for his late friend Ty Alyea
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Brock Boeser paid tribute to his late best friend after scoring a goal in Game 3 against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday afternoon. Today is the six-year anniversary of the tragic death of Boeser’s close friend, Ty Alyea. Alyea passed away in a car accident on this day in 2014.

Alyea wore the No. 6 in high school, which is why Boeser wears it now.

Boeser scored in the second period against Minnesota and was later seen on the bench pointing to the heavens for his best friend. It was an emotional moment that reminded you of the power of sports.

Boeser spoke about the gesture following the game. “It’s been six years and it’s a tough day for my friends and I. He’s why I wear number 6. It’s a huge goal and it was nice to get one for Ty.”

Boeser has been a beast through the first three games of the qualifying round, and you can expect more of that fierce competitiveness as he continues to play for his good friend.