Memorial service to be held in Ontario for hockey great Allan Stanley

FENELON FALLS, Ont. – A memorial service is being held in Ontario today for former Toronto Maple Leafs player Allan Stanley.

He died in a nursing home on Oct. 18 at the age of 87.

The former defenceman played for a number of NHL teams during his 22-season career, and won four Stanley Cups with the Leafs in the 1960s.

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The Timmins, Ont., native was nicknamed “Snowshoes” for his ponderous skating style.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

A large crowd is expected at Stanley’s memorial service, which is being held at a church in Fenelon Falls, Ont. (CKRU)