Hockey Legend John Bower Dies at 93


Hockey legend John Bower has died at the age of of 93.

Bower, nicknamed "The China Wall", was a Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender who won four Stanley Cups during his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan November 8, 1924.

Bower taught himself how to play hockey.

During his first professional year of hockey, he changed his name from John Kiszkan to Bower, to make it easier for sports writers.

The long and historic career began 1945 and he retired in 1969.

He died in Toronto after a short battle with pneumonia.

He also played for the New York Rangers.


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