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by Paul on 07/11/10 at 11:01 AM ET
from Kyle Rea of the Times-Journal,
He is arguably the biggest celebrity to hail from St. Thomas.
And, now, Joe Thornton has a permanent banner at the Timken Centre, marking two decades of hockey accomplishments in St. Thomas and beyond. Unveiled on Friday, the four-by-20 foot banner will hang in the upper level of the Timken Centre’s main rink.
While Joe Thornton was unable to attend, his parents, Wayne and Mary Thornton, were on hand for the official unveiling.
“We would just like to thank all of St. Thomas for supporting Joe throughout the years. They’ve been fantastic,” said Wayne Thornton. “All of his friends are here, everybody has been behind Joe to support him, sometimes financially, sometimes with moral support. The whole Thornton family really appreciates what St. Thomas has done.”
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