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Blackwater toast of the tribe

Back in November, I made the hike up to Alberta for the first part of the Spokane Chiefs five-game swing through the Central Division.

The trip kicked off about six large cups of coffee and eight hours later, when we arrived in Standoff, Alberta. There, members of the Blood Tribe reservation held an event to honor one of their own - Judd Blackwater, the third Blood Tribe member to play in the Western Hockey League. Here's the story that came out of that, which ran in today's A section, on page 9.

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