Sports Bower memorial set for Wednesday at ACC

20:27  03 january  2018
20:27  03 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93

  Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93 Legendary Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Johnny Bower led Toronto to four championships in a decade before retiring as the oldest goaltender to ever play in the NHL. The 93-year-old was battling pneumonia, according to a statement from his family.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will pay tribute to Johnny Bower today at the Hall of Fame goaltender’s memorial service. Editorial | Johnny Bower : A life and example worth celebrating. Bower ’s grandson, Johnny Bower III, and Shanahan will pay tribute to Bower from the podium.

Johnny Bower ’s grandson and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers at Wednesday ’s memorial service for the hall-of-fame goalie. Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen will be the master of ceremonies for the event at Air Canada Centre.

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will pay tribute to Johnny Bower today at the Hall of Fame goaltenders' memorial service.

Club president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers during the event at the Air Canada Centre. Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Bower spent 11 seasons with the Maple Leafs and led them to four Stanley Cup titles, including their last in 1967. Bower died Dec. 26 at age 93 after falling ill with pneumonia.

Bower's family held a private funeral in Oakville, Ont.

Bower's grandson, Johnny Bower III, and Shanahan will pay tribute to Bower from the podium. Former teammates Frank Mahovlich, Ron Ellis and Dave Keon will also attend the event.

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For winger James van Riemsdyk, who has seen many happy team-themed events at the ACC the past few years, many involving Bower , this will be different. Leaf radio voice Joe Bowen, who recalled meeting Bower as a star-struck lad from Sudbury in the mid-1960s, will emcee Wednesday ’s event.

The 48th Highlanders band — who have played at the Leafs home opener since 1931 — will also be involved.

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Fans can attend the memorial with seating available in the arena stands. Floor seating will be reserved for the family and special guests. Doors open at 2 p.m. ET.

The Leafs also honoured Bower prior to their 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

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