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Long Time NHL Ref Red Storey Passes Away

via TSN,
The hockey world lost one it most colourful personalities as Hall of Fame official Red Storey passed away on Wednesday. He was 88. A multi-sport athlete who played baseball, football, lacrosse, and hockey in his youth, Storey played with the Toronto Argonauts, winning the Grey Cup in 1937 and 1938. A serious knee injury in 1941 ended his playing days on the field, and he switched his focus to hockey. After a brief stint with the Montreal Royals, he was hired as an official in 1950 by the NHL.
More on Red from the Legends of Hockey... update 12:40pm,
NEW YORK -- National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman released today the following statement regarding the passing of Hockey Hall of Fame member Red Storey: "Red Storey brought passion, dedication and enthusiasm to each and every game as an NHL referee," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "Long after his retirement as an on-ice official, he continued to serve as one of the truly great ambassadors for the game in his travels around North America officiating charitable games. On behalf of the NHL family, we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Bunny and sons Bob and Doug."
update 2:00pm, Interesting story from Hockey Refs why Red retired...
Fans upset at controversial no-calls in the final minutes by Storey littered the ice with debris and at one point jumped on the ice and went after the referee.
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