Hon. Audrey McLaughlin (Yukon, NDP)
Mr. Speaker, in 1905 the Dawson City Nuggets hockey team travelled by dog sled,
by train, by boat and by foot to challenge the Ottawa Silver Seven for the Stanley Cup. The team lost those games and today a shameful banner commemorating that Senators victory flies high in the Corel Centre.
As part of the centennial celebrations marking the discovery of gold in the Klondike the Nuggets are back. They are back to revenge those losses.
A new team of Nuggets has retraced the steps of that first team of trekkers. They have travelled by dog sled, train and boat, and on Sunday the Nuggets take on the Ottawa Senators alumni at 2 p.m. at the Corel Centre.
They have been accompanied on the trip by "Dangerous" Don Reddick, author of The Silver Seven book on the original game; Diamond Tooth Gertie; and Earl ``Wrong Way'' McRae.
This team not only has true grit. It has true heart. The profits of the trip will go to the Heart Institute and Special Olympics.
I congratulate the Ottawa Senators for all of their assistance but say that we will show no mercy on Sunday.
Topic: Statements By Members
Subtopic: Dawson City Nuggets