Magnuson ©2018

At Rickerby Hockey we try to use images from the sixties. We like our goalies maskless, our teams to come from the Original Six, and our memories to be prepuberty wherever possible. But today we’re breaking that rule because this photo of Keith Magnuson is from 1970.

We’ve made this editorial decision because Keith, who died at the hands of a drunk driver, was from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is an hour from Humboldt, home of the junior hockey club that recently experienced its own tragic crash. We believe the long list of families that are surely hurting horribly will need some of Number 3’s prairie toughness. We’re sending love to Humboldt.

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David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

 

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