February 11, 2013
Fraser family cherishes Maple Leafs opportunity
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

Mark Fraser was on the roster of four different teams last season before working his way on to the Maple Leafs this season. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/TORONTO SUN)

When Hugh Fraser was the fastest kid in Canada, growing up in Kingston in the 1960s, all he really wanted was a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The team had won the Stanley Cup when he was 14, nine, and eight and seven.

The team was everything but the jersey never came: There was no money for it.

Instead of playing for the Maple Leafs — he wasn’t a hockey player of any kind — Fraser ran for Ontario, ran for Canada. He once held the provincial records for what was then the 100 yards and 220-yard dashes. He ran the 200 metres in the Olympics in Montreal in 1976 and represented this country at the Commonwealth Games and Pan-American Games.



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