From the 2016 Globe and Mail Profile: “He was barely out of his teens when he took faceoffs against Maurice Richard and played against Gordie Howe, Jean Béliveau and Tim Horton.”
Congratulations to Fred – the very first Indigenous player in the NHL – and to everyone at Atahkahkoop who has been cheering for him all along! Fred played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1953-54 season (I bet he’s cheering the Winnipeg Jets this year, in tonight’s first game of the Western Conference finals!)
Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/order-of-canada-list-announced-a-guide-to-whos-being-honoured/article37454374/
Fred’s stats from the Hockey Hall of Fame: http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=14221
2016 Globe and Mail Profile: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/fred-sasakamoose/article33409416/
Hey Arden, How would we say “go Jets go” in Cree? How about “White out” – with our Winnipeg hockey connotations only! Thank for sharing this in such a timely fashion. Will you be watching?
#CreeSimonSays will be attending the game tonight. I’ll see if he’ll give us an answer!