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Oilers' Bear wears name spelled out in Cree syllabics for exhibition game

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear honored his Indigenous heritage by wearing his name spelled out in Cree syllabics for an exhibition game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. "It will be an honor to wear this jersey tonight," Bear told the Oilers website prior to the game. "I feel like I will be wearing it for all those Indigenous players who came before me and those Indigenous kids dreaming of playing in the NHL."


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