Ed Willes: Role model Delorme deserving of 'star blanket' treatment on, off ice

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Ed Willes: Role model Delorme deserving of 'star blanket' treatment on, off ice
Ed Willes: Role model Delorme deserving of 'star blanket' treatment on, off ice

No story was moved with the picture. Then again none was required. Ron Delorme, the longtime Vancouver Canucks scout, is pictured being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame at the Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current. To his left is 84-year-old Fred Sasakamoose, the first Canadian Indigenous person to play in the NHL and Delorme's boyhood hero. Sasakamoose is part of a ceremony organized by Beardy's First Nation, Delorme's First Nations community. As part of that ceremony, Delorme has been presented with a star blanket, an honour bestowed on the most respected members of the Aboriginal community. Delorme, one of the toughest players to ever wear a Canucks uniform, is wrapped in that

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