A sad note about a local passing.
Pierre Pilote died yesterday, in Wyevale.
He was 85.
Pilote was a long-term resident of our area, including Penetang, Wyevale and Barrie, after a successful career in the NHL, playing for the Blackhawks and Maple Leafs.
He won the Norris trophy three years in a row, in the mid-60’s. In 1961, the Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup and at the beginning of the following season, Pilote was named Captain of the team.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975, and in 2012, he was made an honorary ambassador to the Penetanguishene sports hall of fame.