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Carey Price Sent A Personal Letter To A Cree Man Who Lost Family In A Fire

The Price is right on.

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Sûreté du Québec

Last April five men from the northern Quebec community of Mistissini set out on a moose hunt. They traveled by snowmobile roughly 200 km north from their town and stayed in a log cabin.

When they didn't return as expected, the community sent out a search party. It returned with news that the cabin had burned to the ground and all five men were dead.

Coonishish recently opened his mail to find a letter from Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. It expressed "sincere condolences" and thanked Coonishish for being a fan of the team. "The letter he sent greatly touched me," Coonishish told CBC.

"I guess he thought of my late son, who was a goalie when he played hockey and him (Carey) being a goalie in the NHL," he said.

Along with the fact that Coonishish's son played net in hockey, Price has others things in common with the community. Price's mother, Lynda, is a former chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation in northern B.C. He is also an avid hunter.

Read the full letter that Price sent to Coonishish.

Dear Jason,

I've learned that you are going through a difficult time right now and I want to offer you my support. On behalf of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, I wish to offer you my sincere condolences.

I also take this opportunity to thank you for being such a big fan of our team and let you know that my thoughts are with you.


Carey Price


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