Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded Spartanpodcast.com.

One response to “Upper Peninsula resident played on first Winter Olympic hockey team in 1924”

  1. Robert Kokko,Jr.

    Bill,
    Where did you get your info from of Taffy being a Native American Indian??? Clarence was a relative of the Kokko family from the Soo, I being in that family, I have all of the old pics from when they all grew up together hockey pics included etc… It is an amazing story, would be interested in a copy of this childrens book, how would I get a copy? I would contest the authenticity of his Indian heritage though..he was a native of Soo, michigan…not in the relative sense that he was Native American… Nice article though in paying homage to a great person and player back in the day! You can contact me any time 1-586-899-3501 or via e-mail
    Sincerely,
    Rob Kokko

Leave a Reply