Mon­treal to name new park af­ter late Moore

Waterloo Region Record - - Sports -

Mon­treal is mov­ing to name a new park af­ter Mon­treal Cana­di­ens great Dickie Moore. The park would be lo­cated in the Park Ex­ten­sion neigh­bour­hood where Moore grew up. A res­o­lu­tion adopted by the city’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee this week will need to be voted on at coun­cil and ap­proved by the prov­ince’s to­ponymy com­mis­sion. Con­struc­tion be­gins in the fall with the in­ten­tion of in­au­gu­rat­ing the park next year. Moore played 12 Na­tional Hockey League sea­sons with the Cana­di­ens be­tween 1951 and ’63, win­ning six Stan­ley Cups and a pair of Art Ross tro­phies. He also played briefly for the St. Louis Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The winger was in­ducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974 and had his jer­sey re­tired by the Cana­di­ens in 2005. Fol­low­ing his hockey ca­reer, Moore be­came a suc­cess­ful busi­nessper­son rent­ing out con­struc­tion equip­ment. Moore passed away in De­cem­ber 2015 from prostate can­cer. He was 84 years old.

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