Toe Blake Memorial Arena dedicated
Hey folks - this story is just over a year old but thought I'd pass it on for anyone interested. Coniston is a small town of 3,000, ten miles from Sudbury.
Well these days you know... This board has 90 percent of posters that didn't see the last Stanley Cup. Toe is from that Region in Northern Ontario. Great Hab both as a Player & Coach! Toe had a Tavern in Montreal, may have been born in Northern, Ontario. But died in Montreal, because at that time Montreal was the BIG City in Canada. .... before Politics. destroyed it!
Stanley Cup champion — 1935 (with Montreal Maroons as a player)
Stanley Cup champion — 1944, 1946 (with Montreal Canadiens as a Player)
Stanley Cup champion — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 (Head coach of Montreal Canadiens)
Hart Trophy — 1939
Scoring Leader — 1939
Lady Byng Trophy — 1946
NHL First Team All-Star — 1939, 1940, 1945
NHL Second Team All-Star — 1946
Toe was my Grand-Dads fav Hab! He Respected his coaching with Grace.... Tough son *****, but knew talent, he believed in The Rocket! Greatest Coach! in Montreal History!
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