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Daily Dish: Family's Loss is Heaven's Gain - Canadian Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 15 Nov 2020  
By: Stephen Heisler,

The hockey community is mourning again after the passing of 13-year-old Noah Dugas.

The North Bay (ONT) Trappers' blueliner captured the heart of the hockey world with his courageous battle against a brain clot earned the support of National Hockey League players and lovers of the game around the world.

Dugas starting feeling ill during a major peewee AAA game in March and was sent to a Ottawa hospital before being transferred to Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital. He started losing mobility in his legs and arms. The physicians believe a blood clot in his brain led to a stroke.

In September, Noah’s cousin, Megan, put out a plea for support on Twitter, which went viral. NHL players, teams, fans, hockey personalities as well as Olympic athletes responded.

The family is need of your support. Noah's parents, Dave Dugas and Jody Luesby Dugas, having to leave their home, employment, and beloved daughter back in North Bay in order to be with Noah during this difficult time. 

Please join our family in prayer and support of the Dugas family.

Author: Stephen Heisler from
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with Victorious Hockey Company. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.

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