Tribute honours 'big fan'

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:33 AM ET

The 67's honoured the late father of team owner Jeff Hunt during last night's game. The players decided to wear stickers on their helmets bearing the initials S and H in memory of Alexander "Sandy" Hunt, who unexpectedly passed away in Florida on Tuesday.

"I have to say that I'm very touched by their gesture," said Hunt, who decided to attend last night's record-setting game against Kingston at the Corel Centre.

"I know my dad would have appreciated this because he was a big fan."

RETIRED MOUNTIE

Sandy Hunt, 68, was a retired RCMP officer. Born in Cape Breton, he was stationed as a Mountie to Newfoundland where Jeff Hunt was born.

The family later moved to Ottawa after his father was transferred to the force's national headquarters.

He recently spent the winters in Florida and had planned to travel back to Ottawa for last night's game.

"We said before the game that we wanted to pull this out for Jeff," said 67's captain Will Colbert. "For him to lose his father on the day of this game was just sad."

Visitation will be held at Kelly Funeral Home at 2370 St. Joseph Blvd. in Orleans on Sunday from 1-4. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at the funeral home.


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