Stan Mikita Dedication
Earlier this year, the hockey world lost a legend – Stan Mikita. Stan is known as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Stan came to St. Catharines from what was then called Czechoslovakia in 1948 to live with his aunt and uncle. He picked up his first hockey stick in the Facer St district and went on to play hockey with the local Royal Canadian Legion minor hockey association, the Jr. A St. Catharines Teepees and was then drafted to the NHL Chicago Blackhawks where he played all of his 21 seasons.
Stan won many awards throughout his hockey career, including a Stanley Cup, two Hart Trophies, four Art Ross Trophies and two Lady Byng Trophies. We are proud that Stan called St. Catharines home and a small committee was formed to honour him with a banner at the Meridian Centre.
Thank you to Fourgrounds Media for putting this great dedication video together of Stan – showing the beginning and highlights of his hockey career.