Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Feel Good Story

The game of hockey is a wonderful bond often shared between a father and son. One generation  passing their knowledge down the family tree to the next in line.

Ron Wilson
In the case of Leaf coach Ron Wilson, his sense of hockey came from his dad, Larry. The elder Wilson played in the NHL (156 games) with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blawkhawks between the 1949-50 and 1955-56 seasons. Larry Wilson scored 21 NHL goals. He concluded his playing career in the AHL (Buffalo Bisons/12 seasons) and IHL (Dayton Gems/2 seasons).

Although Larry Wilson passed away in 1979, his son recently had the opportunity to experience one more hockey moment involving his dad -  Full Story.

Wilson scores! Nov.6, 1954

Box Score, Nov.6, 1954
 Hockey was truly a family affair in the Wilson clan. Larry's brother, Johnny, played 668 regular season and 66 playoff games in the NHL. Of interest, they were both called up by the Wings from the Omaha Knights to play in the 1950 playoffs. As fate would have it, the two brothers shared in a Stanley Cup victory that spring.
Another feel good story.


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