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A lot of great history of unsung heroes in the game. That goes for all the parents, the people who work to keep the rinks running. Residential Schools are a blood stain on Canadian history. Imagine not knowing if your kid will return home from school. Worse not even getting any real education.

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23 hours ago, Rocket-68 said:

A Hockey Story Most Won't Know About or Ever Heard Before

When you hear the name Kenneth Moore, does it carry any weight? Is it a name that leaves you feeling sad, hopeful, angry, and inspired all at the same time? Does it resonate with distinct tones of perseverance, unabated ambition, or profound strength? Or, to you, does the name Kenneth Moore simply mean nothing at all? 

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For most – even for those most deeply entrenched in the hockey world – the name doesn’t carry an ounce of weight.

There are undoubtedly a countless number of hockey stories that should be heard, but never will be. While this is not meant to steal the spotlight off of any unjust omissions from hockey lore, this is a story that deserves more recognition.

It’s a story that begins on February 17th, 1910, when Kenneth Moore was born into a life more categorically unfair than most others to ever have picked up a hockey stick. It’s a story of the first Indigenous person to represent Canada at the Olympics, and the first Indigenous person to win a gold medal for Canada.

Moore was born in Balcarres, Saskatchewan – approximately 85km Northeast of Regina. His family was Peepeekeesis Cree Nation, meaning Moore was subject to Canada’s notorious Indian Act – a law that granted the Canadian government total authoritative power over Indigenous people.

For Moore, along with countless other Indigenous children and teenagers, this meant forced assimilation by way of the Indian Residential School system.

The Residential School system marks perhaps the darkest stain of Canada’s history. In an effort to expunge Indigenous culture, residential schools were an institutionalized way of justifying the use of force against Indigenous people. Strappings and other physical punishments were common in Residential Schools, as those of Indigenous descent were battered simply for being Indigenous. Death was also common. Simply put, residential schools were institutionalized genocide.

Having lost two sons to the Residential School system already, Moore’s parents – James and Edith – knew they could not allow Kenneth to be sucked in. According to Jennifer Moore Rattray, Kenneth’s granddaughter, the escape was a quiet one.

“He was the next child to go, so right around the time when he would have had to go to residential school, they left the First Nation, as the family story goes,” Rattray told Indian Country Today. “They had to sneak away basically because the Indian agent had to give you permission to leave at that time.”

Kenneth’s parents made the difficult decision to leave everything behind. On top of their belongings, the Moore’s left behind their culture, their language, and their relationships as they began a new and wildly different life in Regina.

Given his new opportunity, Kenneth was able to thrive. He was a strong contributor in hockey, baseball, lacrosse, rugby, basketball, and speed skating. According to Rattray, he was even given scholarships to American schools, but due to a lack of means to get there and the inability to afford a place to stay, he instead chose to go to Campion and Regina College.

In college, Kenneth continued to thrive. He was a star athlete through and through, and in 1930 he scored the game-winning goal to win a Memorial Cup with the Regina Pats. From there, he joined the Winnipeg Hockey Club and won the Allan Cup, furthering his legacy in hockey even further.

In 1932, he competed with the Winnipeg Hockey Club representing Canada in the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

The hockey event was limited to just four countries due to the Great Depression. Canada would defeat the United States to claim its 4th consecutive gold medal at the Games, with Germany defeating Poland for bronze. Moore played in one game and scored a goal, but more importantly he became the first Indigenous person to win a gold medal for Canada.

Despite the groundbreaking accomplishment, Moore has gone widely unrecognized for his pioneering contributions to hockey and Indigenous people in sport. While others with similar accolades have since become esteemed members of various sport Hall of Fames, Moore is widely unrecognized.

This isn’t without a lack of trying on the part of Moore’s family. Rattray first contacted the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 in an effort to have her grandfather’s legacy enshrined.

“I have not been successful there,” Rattray told Indian Country Today. “I’m not sure why or how, but that’s that.”

“Other senior athletes and senior Indigenous leaders have said to me, ‘we’re not quite sure why, either.’”

According to a request made by Indian Country Today, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame has an “active nomination” open for Moore. The announcement for the Class of 2022 is to be made in May, but until then we won’t know if Moore’s legacy will be further remembered. Until then, all that can be done is tell his story.

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Source: https://www.bardown.com/one-of-the-greatest-hockey-stories-you-ve-probably-never-heard-1.1761129

----------------------------- Now for the Game Day Thread -------------------------------------- 


The Anaheim Ducks were locked in a struggle to the death with the Canucks on who would be the worst team in the NHL this season, along with a few other worthy contenders. For a while it looked like the feathered ones would take the banana despite the best efforts of the Chaos Giraffe, OEL and a few other worthy mentionable players. Then came Bruce There He Was, Tocchet took over, a timely injury to OEL combined with the Giraffe putting his pizza delivery business on hold for a while. 

The Canucks became one of the hottest teams in the NHL since Tocchet-the-Rocket took over boasting a 11-6-3 record (including a recent 7-2-0 run) before running into the powerhouse 'Yotes playing out of their gold-standard NHL quality arena in front of 456 screaming fans going down 3-2 in a barn-burning snoozer of a game. 

Which version of the Canucks will show up today - the 'Yotes special or the team that beat Toronto 4-1 and Dallas 5-2 recently.

Current Records:
Vancouver Canucks are 67GP with 29W, 33L and 5OTL for a whopping 63 points. Goals for are 228 with goals against 255. Last 10 games 7-3-0.

Anaheim Ducks are 69GP with 23W, 36L and 10OTL for an equally impressive 56 points. Goals for are 182 with goals against 281. Last 10 games 5-2-3.

Prediction by Rocket-68 is a 5-4 drubbing of the Quackers by the 'Nux based solely on Anaheim having a much better tank commander, Demko won't be in net for the Canucks and the Chaos Giraffe will be doling out Dominos all game long.

Fun fact, the heat-seeking Kuz-Missile scored his first NHL hat trick against the Ducks. Rocket-68 predicts a 2-goal outing this time around. 



As always, the best way is to go buy a ticket and enjoy the game live followed closely by sitting at the bar at your local (favorite) watering hole and play drinking games with the staff. If neither of these is an option, then we have:


TV:  SportsNet Pacific, Hulu+ (USA), BSW (USA)

Radio: Sportsnet 650

Matchup Info

  • Canucks vs Ducks all time are - 118GP with a record of 53-49-8-7 (W-L-T-OTL) for 122 Points during the regular season.
  • Canucks have filled the Quackers net 322 times with the Birds scoring a 338 goals against the Canucks all time.
  • Canucks have a PP of 16.8% and a PK of 78.5% all time (including playoffs). For this season, the Canucks boast a 22.2%PP and a 68.18%PK (good for dead last).
  • Ducks have a 20.8%PP of and a 83.9%PK of all time. For this season, the Ducks boast a 16.1%PP and a 72.61%PK.


  • Adam Henrique, Jakob Silfverberg, Cam Fowler, Ryan Strome and Troy Terry have 9, 7, 4, 4, 4 goals against the Canucks respectively all time.
  • Fun fact: Teemu Selanne has the most goals against the Canucks with 32 followed by Paul Kariya and Corey Perry each with 17.
  • JT Miller, Tanner Pearson (LTIR), OEL (IR), Andrei Kuzmenko and Elias Pettersson have 6, 6, 5, 4, 4 goals against the Ducks respectively all time.
  • Fun fact: Pavel Bure has the most goals against the Ducks all time with 13 followed by Trevor Linden with 9

By the Numbers


Our beloved Canucks  (to be edited for tomorrow's game as required)

Elias "Alien" Pettersson has 4 goals, 9 assists and a plus-minus of +5 in last 10 games

J.T. Miller has 6 goals, 4 assists and a plus-minus of +7 in last 10 games ... the best plus-minus on the Canucks over last 10 games

Anthony Beauvillier has 3 goals, 6 assists and a plus-minus of +1 in last 10 games

Quinn Hughes has 0 goals, 7 assists and a plus-minus of +4 in the last 10 games

Brock Boeser has 2 goals, 6 assists and a plus-minus of +1 in the last 10 games


Da Ducks

Troy Terry has 6 goals, 3 assists and a plus-minus of +5 in last 10 games ... a candidate for the Flying Giraffe greatest hits highlight reel

Max Comtois has 3 goals, 3 assists and a plus-minus of +1 in last 10 games 

Max Jones has 3 goals, 3 assists and a plus-minus of +2 in last 10 games

Mason MacTavish has 3 goals, 6 assists and a plus-minus of +4 in the last 10 games

Trevor Zegras has 3 goals, 7 assists and a plus-minus of +4 in the last 10 games ... another candidate for the Flying Giraffe greatest hits highlight reel

















And the other dudes now


Giving them a larger logo as that is the only thing they will beat the Canucks in this game.












Now for Some Fun Stuff - check out the Canucks Biggest Hits of All Time







Absolutely Awesome GDT - Hall of Fame post - thank you very much!

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                                 The Canucks roll into town knowing they have a job to do! 

                                                           Beat the real tankers who once again have laid an egg. 


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18 minutes ago, -DLC- said:

I'm hearing Fred Durst's voice from the past.....


Keep rolling, rolling, rolling....


Hate the feeling after a loss. Downer, empty stuff.


Whatever happens, this team is once again fighting back to show they've got pride and resilience. That they're NOT the laughing stock that some want them to be for "a greater good". That stuff sticks and I'm glad they're shedding it. Not waiting for a superman to fly in and help save the day.


Loving the direction they're taking. Demko's back in fine form (have to have solid goaltending if you're going to get anywhere...check).


They're playing a different way. They're not "easy" to play against anymore and are outhitting their opponents. They're not chasing all over the place. They're playing as a team that has each other's backs. 


We have some pretty "star" players in their own rights and I support them. Not just the dream boys of the draft.


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15 minutes ago, kingfreako said:

Thanks for the Kenneth Moore story

I am not Indigenous but am working with a First Nation on projects. Proud to call one of the First Nation members (councilor) my friend.

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2 hours ago, Rocket-68 said:

I am not Indigenous but am working with a First Nation on projects. Proud to call one of the First Nation members (councilor) my friend.

I recently had the great honour of participating in this full day program. I was incredibly moved and a sense of stillness and quiet filled the day.




I've always felt so connected to First Nations peoples...just because of how my life was as a child (do I really have a picture of me holding a wild baby bear at a friend's farm in Ladner as a girl? Yes, I do). My father relied heavily on "the land". Fishing (a man of the sea), hunting, trapping, growing food, smoking and pickling salmon (built his own smoker), knot tying, being able to predict weather and wind. Even the spiritual aspect of how our land is precious and to respect and understand it...so I tapped into it early on. Living in a corner of the world far removed from "big city". Plus I'm good friends with many FN people and their stories are so important to me. They matter.


I really dived into Canadian films on T & R day - stayed up all night watching (and crying). It's just so important to open these doors...to learn "the truth" and honour people here before us. The Grizzlies, Indian Horse, etc. Painful to watch but the truth hurts.


So I, too, thank you for this important GDT.

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