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O’Reilly inviting First Nations team that endured racism to Blues game – Sportsnet

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly is in Kanata Thursday to take on the Ottawa Senators, and he brought some new friends with him.

O’Reilly purchased 35 tickets for the entire First Nation Elites Bantam AAA hockey team and their parents to come watch his Blues take on the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre after being made aware of a racist incident the minor hockey team endured last year in a Quebec City Tournament.

“It was upsetting,” O’Reilly told StLouisBlues.com’s Chris Pinkert. “I think both me and my mom were upset about it. That’s not what the game is about. We say ‘Hockey Is For Everyone,’ and that was just disgusting. There’s no place in the game for it.”

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