Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Gladu Wins Big at Indigenous Games in Alberta

Written by Braden Malsbury from MBC News

It was a big summer for La Ronge Ice Wolves forward Zac Gladu, as he captured multiple medals at the Alberta Indigenous Games in Edmonton.

“I came home with five medals,” said Gladu. “I got gold in four events – shot put, discus, long jump and high jump, and I came home with a silver in javelin.”

Gladu mentioned that he didn’t expect to win that many medals, but notes it was a nice feather in his cap. With Zac’s strong showing in Alberta, he has qualified for the World Indigenous Games in Hawaii next year.

Gladu also found out this summer that he is a recipient of a $1000 scholarship from the Saskatchewan Hockey Association.
“Yeah, it’s exciting,” said Gladu. “Any kind of scholarship you can get is huge right?”

Zac is a 19 year old 6”1”, 206 lb. winger who came to the wolves in 2015/16 via the Kindersly Klippers and Drayton Valley Thunder. He played a full season with the wolves last year notching 5 goals and 2 assists in 38 games. His size and strength up front will be an asset coming into the 2016/17 season.

Meantime, Ice Wolves forwards Justin and Austin Bill recently captured track and field medals at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.