Elsipogtog on the rebound: A hockey rink heals after arson, tragedy and perseverance – The Globe and Mail

Elsipogtog on the rebound: A hockey rink heals after arson, tragedy and perseverance – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202137 Views

For more than 40 years, this New Brunswick community’s rink was a source of pride – until it was set on fire and the ex-chief who envisioned it died, heartbroken. Then the people found a way to bring it back

When the lights went out in Piestany, Albert Levi leapt from the couch and started shouting at no one in particular.

“I told you! I told you! I told you we’d beat the Russians one way or another,” he yelled, jumping around the living room. “And he came from here!”

It was Jan. 4, 1987, and Levi, chief of a New Brunswick Mi’kmaq community then known as Big Cove, was watching Canada play the Soviet Union in the world junior hockey championship. On the ice for Canada was a young Mi’kmaq player named Everett Sanipass, the pride of Big Cove.

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