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Saskatchewan hockey star Ethan Bear returns home with the hopes of inspiring others



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(Ethan Bear on the ice in his community of the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan. Photo: Larissa Burnouf/APTN)

Larissa Burnouf
APTN National News

After hoisting the Western Hockey League Championship trophy, Ethan Bear returned home to his small community of Ochapowace First Nation in southern Saskatchewan.

The community welcomed their future National Hockey League player with open arms.

At the age of 14, Bear moved to Kelowna to start his hockey career. Four years later he was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. 

He’s spending part of his summer at home hoping to inspire young people there. 

“Just have fun playing hockey you know … make sure you enjoy while you’re young,” Bear told APTN. “And work hard to get better at something.” 

 

Bear said he credits with the support he has received from his family for his success. 

Contact Larissa here: lburnouf@aptn.ca

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One Response to “Saskatchewan hockey star Ethan Bear returns home with the hopes of inspiring others”

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    Chris August 3, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    “Just have fun playing hockey you know … make sure you enjoy while you’re young,” Bear told APTN. “And work hard to get better at something.” – (Ethan Bear).

    What Ethan means by, “And work hard to get better at something.”, is that it’s not how smart you are but the time you put into it. If you love hockey or any other dream, you will put in hours of skating and playing shinny and that applies to your schooling and getting prepared to be a lawyer, accountant, master of business administration (MBA), carpenter, baker or candle stick maker! The more you know, the better you glow!

    PS. I really hope this is what he means, lol!