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Sports opinion – Thoughts on two hockey pioneers – Yorkton This Week
by ahnationtalk onJanuary 18, 201897 Views
January 18, 2018
Two former hockey players from Saskatchewan have been in the news, one, Johnny Bower sadly on his passing, and the other Fred Sasakamoose who has been recognized for his contribution to the game.
The news of both events had a personal element for me as I have interviewed both men in the past, considering them among my more memorable people I have thrown questions at.
Sasakamoose is among the newest appointments to the Order of Canada, one of four of them are from Saskatchewan.
The Order of Canada recognizes Canadian citizens who have made outstanding achievements, are dedicated to the community or have served the nation.
Sasakamoose was recognized for being the first Indigenous player in the NHL and his continued work promoting sports.