MUSKOKA — There’s a great story online now about a local hockey product who made it to the NHL and who continues to pay it forward.
Mike Fountain, who runs the Muskoka Summer Hockey School, is working with Canada’s national sledge hockey team, the one made famous around here by another para shinny great, Graeme Murray.
Fountain, who began his ascent to the top while learning the game as a Muskoka Lakes Township goaltender, is featured on Hockey Canada’s website as part of coverage of the CT Para Cup underway now in Paradise, N.L.
Canada is 1-1 after a 6-0 shutout win over the Czechs in their opener Sunday and a 3-2 loss to Russia Monday. They play the U.S. Wednesday (Dec. 4).
Fountain is a goaltending coach with the team.
His aunt, Norah Fountain, has been sharing the post on Facebook about her “brilliant nephew.”
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