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Indigenous Ex-NHLer Fred Sasakamoose dead at 86

Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away.He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according to family. Indigenous former NHLer, Fred Sasakamoose, hospitalized with presumed COVID-19 As part of his many contributions to the sport of hockey, he broke the barrier for generations of First Nations players when he made it into the NHL.

Sakamoose played 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-54 season.Following his time in Chicago, Sasakamoose returned home to the Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Saskatchewan to help give others the same opportunities he received. With no athletic equipment, events or facilities in the area, he worked extensively to build and develop minor hockey

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Frederick “Fred” Sasakamoose, has passed away.He died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 following a battle with the novel coronavirus, according to family. Indigenous former NHLer, Fred Sasakamoose, hospitalized with presumed COVID-19 As part of his many contributions to the sport of hockey, he broke the barrier for generations of First Nations players when he made it into the NHL.

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