Garnet “Ace” Bailey
June 13, 1948 – September 11, 2001
1976-77 O-Pee-Chee #304
March 13, 1970 – September 11, 2001
1993 Classic Draft Picks #60
My last blog post was about where I was on September 11, 2001. But I also wanted to express how it affected the hockey community. Others have done a better job of that, though, so may I direct your attention to the following websites:
- Former NHLer Garret Bailey and former collegiate standout Mark Bavis were scouts for the Los Angeles Kings. Both were on one of the hijacked planes. The Kings website wrote a great article about the two men and their legacy.
- Taking things many steps further, Puck Daddy also wrote about those whose lives were changed by the 9/11 tragedy, and how the hockey community rallied together. It’s a long read, but very comprehensive.
- Finally, a relatively new hockey card blog called The Cardboard and Me features a nice custom card as a tribute to the New York firefighters.
Always look to the future, but never forget the past.