"Scotty" Morrison

Most NHL fans will know that name.  “Scotty” was with the NHL for many decades.  At the outset he was the youngest NHL referee ever, at the age of 24.  Unltimately “Scotty” became referee-in-chief and then vice-president of officiating.  He is also a past president and chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  In 2002 “Scotty” became a Stanley Cup Trustee.  Quite a guy.

“Scotty” is one of our natural (human) resources in Haliburton County.  He is active in a number of charitable activties.  He and I both sit on the General Organizing Committee for the 2011 Ontario Senior Games.  “Scotty” is the honorary Chairman.

The 2nd Annual “Scotty” Morrison Hockey Tournament will be held in Haliburton County on the 12th and 13th of March.  On the 12th I’ll be helping out as the live auction caller at the banquet at the Haliburton Curling Club.  “Scotty” will have a number of names from the NHL taking part … players and refs.  It should be a fun evening.  The tournament games are taking place in both Minden and Haliburton Villages.  On the Saturday night there’s a special hockey game between our local OPP and the 4 time World Champion Canadian Amputee Team.  Great fun all the way and all money’s go to charity.

When “Scotty” asked me if I would be the auctioneer there was no hesitation.  He is one of those people that you’d pretty well do anything for.  A gentleman with a huge heart for those around him and those in need.

Wayne Gretzky, "Scotty" and Andy Van Hellemond being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (AP)

Author: Mike Jaycock

Living life at Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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