Sports Wall of Fame

Stewart, Bob

Stewart, Bob
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Bob Stewart, or "Doc" as he liked to be called, enjoyed immersing himself in youth sports activities. His commitment and passion for the game of ice hockey is where he performed exceptionally well. Bob volunteered hundreds of hours of his time over many years as a coach, trainer and administrator for the Stamford and Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Associations, as well as the Canadian Legion House League. Bob was always available to help less fortunate kids find equipment, drive them to the rink and on many occasions provided them with lunch money. He quite often used his home to billet players . Bob had special communication skills that were required when he accompanied players to disciplinary hearings or when dealing with concerns of coaches and parents.
Bob played a lead role in the procedure that led to the amalgamation of the Stamford and Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Associations. He was also the driving force behind the birth of Junior "C" Hockey in Chippawa and spent many years with the Niagara Falls Junior "B" Canucks. He was a talented teacher of goaltending skills. He guided several local kids to stardom (Jim Bedard, Bob Froese, Frank Pietrangelo, Tim Masterson, Nick Ricci, Jay Mason). Bob was also head goaltender coach at the Burkholder and Willy Marshall Hockey Schools. Bob loved what he did and never expected special recognition for his efforts. 
 

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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Bob Stewart Builder Hockey - 1971 - 1990 Era
Notes  Bob Stewart, or “Doc” as he liked to be called, enjoyed immersing himself in youth sports activities. His Commitment and passion for the game of ice hockey is where he performed exceptionally well. Bob volunteered hundreds of hours of his time over many years as a coach, trainer and administrator for the Stamford and Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Associations, as well as the Canadian Legion House League. Bob was always available to help less fortunate kids find equipment, drive them to the rink and on many occasions provided them with lunch money. He quite often used his home to billet players. Bob had special Communication skills that were required when he accompanied players to disciplinary hearings or when dealing with concerns of coaches and parents. Bob played a lead role in the procedure that led to the amalgamation of the Stamford and Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Associations...
Description  colour digital image ; Inducted January 23rd 2005 ;
 
 
 
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