By Sam Laskaris Writer Most Toronto Maple Leafs’ supporters do not need a reminder how long the franchise Stanley Cup drought has lasted. Many of the team’s faithful fans are aware that it was way back in 1967 that the Maple Leafs last won the Cup. What is likely less well known, however, especially for younger fans of the National Hockey League squad, is that there was an Indigenous connection during Toronto’s last championship, 55 years ago. That’s because George Armstrong, nicknamed Chief, was the Maple Leafs’ captain at the time. Armstrong had Indigenous ancestry through his mother, an Algonquin who had family roots with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Armstrong died in January of 2021 at the age of 90. And his wife Betty passed away in Toronto this
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