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Sports Bower memorial set for Wednesday at ACC

20:27  03 january  2018
20:27  03 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The memorial will be held Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre, with entry through Gate 1 starting at 2 p.m. The event begins at 3 p.m. Seating in the stands will be first come In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Credit Valley Hospital or the Mississauga Humane Society in Bower ’s honour.

The memorial will be held Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre, with entry through Gate 1 starting at 2 p.m. The event begins at 3 p.m. Seating in the stands will be first come In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Credit Valley Hospital or the Mississauga Humane Society in Bower ’s honour.

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will pay tribute to Johnny Bower today at the Hall of Fame goaltenders' memorial service.

Club president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers during the event at the Air Canada Centre. Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Bower spent 11 seasons with the Maple Leafs and led them to four Stanley Cup titles, including their last in 1967. Bower died Dec. 26 at age 93 after falling ill with pneumonia.

Bower's family held a private funeral in Oakville, Ont.

Bower's grandson, Johnny Bower III, and Shanahan will pay tribute to Bower from the podium. Former teammates Frank Mahovlich, Ron Ellis and Dave Keon will also attend the event.

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Johnny Bower ’s grandson and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers at Wednesday ’s memorial service for the hall-of-fame goalie. Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen will be the master of ceremonies for the event at Air Canada Centre.

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The 48th Highlanders band — who have played at the Leafs home opener since 1931 — will also be involved.

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Fans can attend the memorial with seating available in the arena stands. Floor seating will be reserved for the family and special guests. Doors open at 2 p.m. ET.

The Leafs also honoured Bower prior to their 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

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