The young boy in the middle, in his steet clothes, is Leo Brosseau. Leo grew up in Quebec in the 1930′s and ’40′s before moving west to Powell River to work in the mill and marry a local girl. He’s been here ever since.
He wasn’t able to play with his team for a while because of a broken arm so he became assistant coach to the coach/priest. That’s the priest in the back.
Leo, of course, is retired now, has recently beaten cancer, and every few years flies back to Montreal to see a game. He never fails to tell me what the team needs to do to improve. Leo knows his hockey.
This photo is a a real life version of Roch Carrier’s ‘The Sweater.’