Allan Stanley

Allan Stanley’s “Beehive” Golf and Hockey Camp was where I took my first Golf Lessons and I had the opportunity to meet and interact with Allan on numerous occasions as part of daily life in the Bobcaygeon. We have lost a valued community member.

Benched

ImageAllan Stanley (right) battles Ken Schinkel of the Penguins.

 

Allan Herbert Stanley

Born: March 1, 1926 (Timmins, Ont.)
Died: October 18, 2013 (Bobcaygeon, Ont.)

Member:
Hockey Hall of Fame (1981)
Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame (2005)

The clock showed 55 seconds left in regulation of Game Six of the 1967 Stanley Cup finals. The Toronto Maple Leafs nursed a 2-1 lead in the game and a 3-2 lead in the series. The Montreal net was empty. With a face-off in the Toronto end to the side of goalie Terry Sawchuk, 37, Leafs coach Punch Imlach sent out his other old warriors — Red Kelly, 39; George Armstrong, 37; Bob Pulford, a mere babe at 31; and defenceman Allan Stanley, 41, whose unenviable job it is to take the decisive face-off.

After the game, Punch called them his Old Boys A.C. It was an athletic club whose every…

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