Ex-Hab Gingras spreads hockey cheer

Former Canadien Gaston Gingras will return to Salluit, 1,500 km north of Montreal, in the Inuit territory known as Nunavik, next month for his third hockey clinic in what has become an annual ritual. Expect there to be a tumultuous welcome rolled out for him. Writer David Yates reports with this warm holiday-season story.


  1. TommyB says:

    It’s always encouraging and heartwarming to hear of ex-players giving back, in some way, to people who were less fortunate than he.

    Gaston Gingras, it appears, has quietly gone about this project of his for a couple of years. One more example of a classy individual, who spent most of his career in an equally classy organization, doing something to make a difference in somebody else’s life. Merry Christmas to you, Gaston!

  2. Naila Jinnah says:

    I’ve met Gaston Gingras a few times before, and he’s always willing to sign autographs, chat with the kids, etc. He’s possibly one of the nicest “oldtimers” out there, and he always participates in everything. Definitely one of the Canadiens greatest – if often silent – ambassadors.

  3. sag says:

    Watched Gingras all through his career…Loved to hear his name announced as one of the three stars! I used to say Souray reminded me of him until I watched Souray in his own end! Who had/had the harder shot ???(wooden sherwood and all!)

  4. nightmare_49 says:

    That was a great article and i have the upmost appreciation for Gaston Gingras and Joey Juneau and their humanitarian effort to make a change that’s well overdue.

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