Ethan Bear's Jersey Name Will Be Written In Cree Tonight To Honour His Indigenous Roots
The jerseys are up on the website for sale.
For tonight's pre-playoff exhibition game against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers' defenceman Ethan Bear will be displaying a very special jersey.
According to CTV News, the defenceman grew up near Whitewood, Saskatchewan as part of the Ochapowace Nation.
In addition to Bear's jersey, the team has also come out with a special jersey in honour of player Kailer Yamamoto's Japanese background. His jersey reads the text "Base of the mountain," in Japanese characters.
Both the jerseys are available for purchase on the Pro Am Sports website.