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In other San Jose Sharks news…
Gabriel is the San Jose Sharks first-ever King Clancy Trophy finalist, presented “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” He was nominated along with P.K. Subban and Pekka Rinne.
Per the NHL: “Gabriel is a steadfast advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. He uses his social media accounts to amplify messaging and educate fans and fellow players, while supporting LGBTQ+ causes by participating in events and having candid conversations. In a digital age, he has been able to use his platform on Twitter and Instagram to spread awareness like never before.
“He supported the local San Jose nonprofit, the LGBTQ Youth Space, by donating a custom, game-worn skate to be auctioned by the Sharks Foundation. Featuring the colors of the Pride flag and the message ‘Love is Love,’ the item raised $1,600 in support of the nonprofit.
“Reflecting his interest in raising awareness for racial and social justice, Gabriel’s second skate in the custom set, which features the messages ‘BLM’ & ‘Hope, Empathy, Change,’ will be auctioned by the Sharks Foundation during its Juneteenth auction this summer, with proceeds going to a diversity-focused nonprofit.
“Gabriel has been an ongoing advocate for You Can Play, a nonprofit working to ensure the safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and fans. He also has supported the African American Community Service Agency, Las Lomitas Education Foundation, Housing Industry Foundation, San Jose Firefighters Burn Foundation, Girls on the Run Silicon Valley and the Sharks Foundation.”
It’s a well-deserved honor, and not surprisingly, Gabriel is celebrating by giving back:
Appreciate all the messages about being a King Clancy Finalist! It is all for the causes I support, & I need to continue to learn so I can serve them better. Please read below! All proceeds go to @getrealmovement & @BlackGirlHockey ➡️ https://t.co/t6qTd5CoWr @NHL @SanJoseSharks pic.twitter.com/vejcThVWYa
— Kurtis Gabriel (@kurtisgabriel) June 5, 2021
Marcus Sorensen gets the last word on the saga of Erik Karlsson’s hacked Twitter:
Mario Ferraro’s Team Canada is set to square off against Kevin Labanc, Ryan Donato, and Sasha Chmelevski’s Team USA in the World Championships semi-finals. Ferraro had a message for his San Jose teammates:
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) June 5, 2021
— Ice Hockey at SJSU (@SJSUHockey) June 5, 2021
June 4, 2016 – #SJSharks forwards Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi celebrate after Donskoi scored the overtime winning goal in the first ever #StanleyCup Final game at the Shark Tank to give the Sharks a 3-2 Game Three victory over PIT. #PlayoffMode
📸 San Francisco Chronicle pic.twitter.com/N3pQQJZJFX
— San Jose Sharks History (@sjsharkshistory) June 5, 2021
Around the NHL…
Ethan Bear talks about racism and the Canadian residential schools. (TSN)
— Jordin Tootoo (@Jtootoo22) June 4, 2021
Mark Scheifele wants his family left alone, thinks four-game suspension is “excessive” but won’t appeal. (Sportsnet)
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