Collegian Feature On Hockey's Eric Filiou - UMass Athletics

Collegian Feature On Hockey's Eric Filiou

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In the last 10 years, Massachusetts' hockey player Eric Filiou has lived in Canada, Europe and the United States, but the one place he hasn't lived during that decade is the only place he can truly call home.

When he was 11-years-old, Filiou left his home in Montreal and everything he knew behind to learn English and develop his hockey skills in a setting completely different from what he was accustomed to.

He found himself at Athol Murray  College of Notre Dame for high school in Saskatchewan, Canada where everything was new to him. The language, the people and in particular, the lifestyle were all foreign. All Filiou had known was the hustle-and-bustle of Montreal and the immense cityscape. When he arrived in Wilcox, a small village in Saskatchewan, he was greeted with vast farmlands and a population just over 300 people.

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