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Blizzard Offer Condolences On Passing Of Fred Sasakamoose

The entire OCN Blizzard Junior A Hockey Club would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family of former NHL player Fred Sasakamoose, who recently passed away at the age of 86. Sasakamoose was the first Indigenous hockey player to play in the National Hockey League and was an inspiration to the entire First Nations community.

Sasakamoose, who is from the Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan, and recently the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, played for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-1954 season. The Blizzard organization offers their thoughts and prayers to the Sasakamoose family during this difficult time, and would like to thank Fred for inspiring many First Nations hockey players to pursue their dreams.