Carey Price surprises Cree woman suffering from cancer

Carey Price surprises Cree woman suffering from cancer

A classy move from the Habs' legend.



Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price took some time out of his weekend this past Sunday to pass on some well wishes to a woman who could use some comforting.

Shirley Wischee Moar, a Cree woman from northern Quebec, was diagnosed with cancer recently and has had a difficult time physically and emotionally. But, her outlook brightened if only temporarily when she received a video call from Price on Sunday and chatted with the former Hart Trophy winning goaltender for over 10 minutes.

"I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan … number one," said Moar at the beginning of the video chat from her hospital bed at Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital. Moar is from Waskaganish, Que., located about 1,200 kilometers north of Montreal on the shore of James Bay. 

"Hi, nice to meet you," said Price at the start of a long conversation that touched on both individual's home communities, their families, the New York Rangers, New York City, Indigenous politics and the importance of education, among other things. Their exchange was often easy and lighthearted, Moar shared with CBC.

"I never really enjoyed going to New York as a player," shared Price when the pair discussed The Big Apple. "Too crowded there for me." 

During the video chat, Moar also shared that it was difficult to receive her diagnosis. 

"I just thought I would come for an appointment ... It was … tough to receive the news," said the 56-year-old. 

As they wrapped up their talk, Price encouraged Moar to "keep fighting" and to "never give up". Moar agreed, but teased Price a bit saying that when she gets better, she'd love to see him back in a game.

"I'm hoping after, if everything goes well, I can go and watch a hockey game," said Moar, teasing that she hopes to see Price back in net.

"Me too," replied Price.

You can check out the full report from CBC below:

Classy move from a classy player and gentleman. Frankly, I'd expect nothing less from Price at this point of his career. I just hope, like Moar does, that we get to see him back in an NHL game before it's all said and done.

Source: CBC