N.S. community helps 11-year-old African immigrant chase hockey dreams

CTVNews.ca Staff, with a report from CTV Atlantic’s Paul Hollingsworth

Published Monday, January 7, 2019 6:52PM EST

An 11-year-old boy who moved to Canada from Africa two years ago is living out his hockey dreams thanks to a sporting goods store and some supportive members of the community.

Tony Soumaro and his family moved to Lower Sackville, N.S., from Liberia in pursuit of a safer life. It wasn’t long before Soumaro embraced Canada’s pastime.

“The first time I came (to) school, I saw people playing (hockey) and my principal asked me if I wanted to try and I tried,” he told CTV Atlantic.

Soumaro wanted to continue to play the game, but without equipment and the…

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