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Maurice Richard with Young Hockey Players at Dixie Arena, December 20, 1960
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Title: Maurice Richard with Young Hockey Players at Dixie Arena, December 20, 1960
Identifier: MI0201
Date Built: 1960
Image Type: B&W Photo
Subject: Richard, Maurice, 1921-2000
Donor: City of Mississauga
Location: 1164 Dundas Street East

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Description: Maurice "Rocket" Richard was one of the greatest hockey players ever to play the game. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he played with junior teams before joining the Montreal Canadiens in 1942-43. He topped the NHL in goals scored four times in his career. In the year that Richard retired, W. G. (Jerry) Love, Director of Recreation for the Township of Toronto, invited Richard to come to the area for the 14th annual Christmas Party of the Toronto Township Hockey League at Dixie Arena, during which event he met the young players and even refereed a game. In this photo Maurice Richard poses with Santa Claus (played by Lindsay Leslie of Port Credit, Toronto Township Hockey League referee in chief). Original photo at Museums of Mississauga. Description as of March 2013.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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