Son of fallen soldier Nathan Cirillo salutes father with a puck drop

There have been many tributes from the hockey world for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was killed in last week's shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Fans singing 'O'Canada' at NHL games, along with moments of silence at other contests. But maybe the most touching occurred in Hamilton, Ontario, where Cpl. Cirillo's 5-year-old son dropped a first puck at a Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs game.

The game was chosen because Cpl. Cirillo's cousin plays for the Bulldogs.

Obviously this is a sad event, but it seems that hockey has played a major role in helping Canada heal from the tragic and frightening occurrences from a week ago. This game would clearly be no different.