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With God at his side, Clarence Iron calls NHL games in Cree – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202024 Views

January 19, 2020

When Clarence Iron was a tsiboy – that’s small boy in Cree – he used to listen to hockey games on the radio.

There were only six National Hockey League (NHL) teams back then and he got stuck rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“All my friends picked a team and I was the last,” said Iron, a radio broadcaster who grew up in Saskatchewan’s Canoe Lake Cree Nation.

“Little did I know the last time they won the Stanley Cup was 1967.”

Iron had the same dream as many 12-year-olds across Canada – maybe one day he’d play in the bigs and make it to the NHL.

But then his father died, and Clarence was apprehended and sent to an Indian residential school.

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