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Ceremonial lane Naming for Toronto Maple Leaf great Johnny Bower
Ceremonial lane Naming for Toronto Maple Leaf great Johnny Bower

Toronto: This Weekend the City of Toronto's Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 11 York South-Weston) joined community representatives for a ceremonial road-naming ceremony to honour Johnny Bower, former Toronto Maple Leaf goaltender and hockey legend.

Location: Patika Avenue and Merrill Avenue (north of Lawrence Avenue and west of Jane Street  

  • Served with the Canadian Army During World War II
  • Returned to prince Albert 1943 to play junior hockey in Prince Albert and in the AHL
  • Competed for eleven seasons from the 40’s to the 50’s proved he had what it takes in goal.
  • Won many awards and took his teams to three Calder Cups
  • During his career he changed his name from Kiszkan to Bower to make things easier for the reporters covering his games.
  • Became the first NHL player to score more then 50 goals in a season, surpassing Maurice Richards.
  • In the Hockey hall of Fame.

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