The importance of the local arena and it's significance to the game of hockey cannot be understated. It is the home to youth programs, the first step in the process of advancing through the various stages of organized hockey.
It would be a thrill for any sports-minded individual to have a local hockey arena named after them. In some cases the rink is named after an athlete, or the community worker who has dedicated many hours of labour to an organization.
One of the older rinks in the City of Toronto - Ted Reeve Arena - is named after not only an athlete and community conscious citizen, but an award winning journalist.
|Ted Reeve Arena|
|Plaque honouring Ted Reeve|
He worked for the Telegram from 1923 to 1971. His column, Sporting Extras, was a popular feature in the paper, and Reeve won a National Newspaper Award for Excellence in 1961.
Graduates to that wonderful era of Original Six hockey.