Thursday, February 7, 2008

Former Capital Joe Juneau is Trying to Make a Difference

This is an amazing story that will be shown on Rogers Sportsnet's news show "Connected". Hopefully, we can get this on CSN as well in the near future. In the meantime check out the article.
Here is an excerp. (Photo courtesy of

In the northern reaches of Quebec, far from the spotlight of the National
Hockey League he knew for 13 seasons, Joe Juneau is making what he might call
the most important assist of his career.The 40-year-old has established a school
that combines hockey with academics for the children of Nunavik, a collection of
14 villages and 10,000 residents that dot the coast of the Ungava
Juneau, who finished his career with the Montreal Canadiens in 2004, moved
to the village of Kuujjuaq, nearly 1,500 kilometres north of Montreal, with his
family last year after first visiting the region three years ago. He was moved
by the challenge the residents, and in particular the children, face in the
remote region.

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