Norquay Knights hockey team gets a lesson in Cree words for the game

Clarence Irons gets kids ready for the return of the NHL.

The season for Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN may be over – but with the National Hockey League returning shortly, Clarence Iron gives the Norquay Knights hockey team a lesson in the most commonly used terms during a hockey game.

Iron is from Pinehouse Saskatchewan and is considered one of the “Cree voices of hockey.”

He is fluent in both English and Plains Cree and has called numerous hockey games from local youth games and Indigenous hockey tournaments before making the jump to the NHL.

Iron made history on March 24, 2019 as he was part of the team that called the first ever nationally televised NHL game in the Cree language.

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