Don Cherry makes a tragic announcement on Saturday.
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Don Cherry makes a tragic announcement on Saturday.

NHL legend Don Cherry had some tragic news to share with the hockey community on Saturday morning.

Jonathan Larivee

Don Cherry may not be a regular fixture of the National Hockey League's broadcast these days, but there's no denying the fact that he remains an integral part of the sport's very fabric.

Cherry, one of the most instantly recognizable figures in the sport, has not only worked in and around the sport of hockey for most of his life but he has also been one of the sports' greatest advocates as well as one of its biggest fans.

Sadly on Saturday, Cherry was forced to shared some sad news with the rest of the hockey community when he announced the passing of former Mississauga IceDogs forward Scott Page at the young age of just 44 years old. Page served as the first captain in the history of the Mississauga IceDogs franchise, a team that has since been relocated and is today known as the Niagara IceDogs and one that is owned in part by NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.

Page, who left this world far too young, spent many seasons in the Ontario Hockey League as a member of the Sudbury Wolves, Soo Greyhounds and the aforementioned Mississauga IceDogs before spending 4 years playing for St. Thomas University.

Unfortunately, in spite of his prominent role with the IceDogs, Page would never take his hockey career to the next level.

My condolences go out to the Page family and all of Scott Page's friends and loved ones.