Ted Nolan cheered on in Sochi by Garden River First Nation

While many northern Ontario fans cheer on Team Canada in Olympic hockey, Garden River First Nation near Sault Ste. Marie is also following Team Latvia.
Hockey buffs in Garden River First Nation, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. are keeping an eye on their own Ted Nolan and the Latvian team he's coaching at the Sochi Olympics. (CBC)

While many northern Ontario fans cheer on Team Canada in Olympic hockey, people in Garden River First Nation, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., are also following Team Latvia.

That's because one of its own, Ted Nolan, is coaching the Latvian team.

"We're cheering for Ted. We want Ted to do the best,” Garden River Chief Lyle Sayers said. "Certainly we're cheering for Canada ... [but] wherever we go, we talk about Ted."

Nolan is also the head coach for the Buffalo Sabres.

Listen to the entire interview from CBC News Sudbury Morning North radio show by clicking here, or on the "listen" button to the left of this story.


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