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In a classy move by the Ottawa 67’s, Kilrea returns behind the bench
By Chris Savard
HometownHockey.ca

In a classy move by the Ottawa 67’s, Kilrea returns behind the bench
Growing up as a Cornwall Royals fan, I remember the intense rivalry they had with the Ottawa 67’s. I also remember feeling frustrated at how good Brian Kilrea and his team were on many nights. Last night, Killer was behind the Ottawa bench for another game to celebrate his 80th birthday. A classy move by the Ottawa 67’s to say the least.

Stoney Point - October 18, 2014 - Growing up as a Cornwall Royals fan, I remember the intense rivalry they had with the Ottawa 67’s. I also remember feeling frustrated at how good Brian Kilrea and his team were on many nights. It was fun traveling between Cornwall and Ottawa to take in every game. As much as I wanted the Royals to win, I always had a great deal of respect for Coach Kilrea.

Last night, Killer was behind the Ottawa bench for another game to celebrate his 80th birthday. A classy move by the Ottawa 67’s to say the least.

In typical Kilrea form he coached the 67’s to victory with a 6-3 win over the Mississauga Steelheads. With this latest "W", Kilrea registered the 1,194th win of his junior hockey coaching career.

The hockey hall of famer served as head coach of the 67's for 33 seasons and led the 67’s to two Memorial Cup victories in 1984 and 1999. “Killer” is the winningest coach in junior hockey history. Follow this LINK to see a tribute video produced by the Ottawa 67’s.

HometownHockey.ca’s good friend Bobby Lefebvre of Ice Level Photography was there and has submitted some great shots of this impressive night.





Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca



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