A Hockey Pioneer Shows Bruins Spirit

Today, as we prepare for Game Six of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, “The Starter” statue of my grandfather George V. Brown sports a Bruins’ sweater as he watches over the Boston Marathon starting line.

George V. is perhaps best know for his long affiliation with the sport of track and with the BAA Marathon, but he was a pioneer in ice hockey as well. BAA players made up most of the first teams that he organized to represent America in international play. George also managed the Boston Arena and Boston Garden in the days Eddie Shore, “The Edmonton Express,” was making mincemeat out of opposing forwards. Here is the story in the Hopkinton Crier.



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