Flying Fathers: Next generation of hockey priests ready to hit the ice

Posted January 12, 2018 4:22 am by Editor

Flying Fathers: Next generation of hockey priests ready to hit the ice

It does not get more Canadian, or Catholic, than a hockey team made up of priests. Throw in a good comeback story and you have the makings of a Canadian classic.

The Flying Fathers were a Canadian Catholic tradition for 45 years, dating back to 1963. What began as 12 priests playing a fundraiser game for local CYO causes turned into a national showcase, sometimes being compared to the Harlem Globetrotters of basketball fame.After being forced to disband in 2009 due to a lack of players, the team is making a comeback this month thanks to a chance encounter between two

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