Ochapowace's Ethan Bear scores first NHL goal
Milestone accompanied by 'a big sigh of relief,' Oilers player says
The pride of Ochapowace First Nation has scored his first NHL goal.
In a post-game interview, Bear told media his mother, father, brother, girlfriend, and other family members were present to catch the moment.
"The support they've given me throughout the years is tremendous," he said.
He said he will remember the play for the rest of his life.
"It was a really good feeling and at the same time a big sigh of relief," Bear said. "It is something you dream about your whole life. To get that first one, it feels really good."
The Oilers return to the ice on Tuesday in a home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.