He played junior hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks-sponsored St. Catharines TeePees of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1951-54, winning the Memorial Cup in 1954. In that season, he was also the leading score, outstanding player, and first team all-star. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1954.
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 1953-54 Red Tilson Trophy - (Ontario Hockey Association Junior A Outstanding Player)
- 1953-54 Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy - (Ontario Hockey Association Junior A Leading Scorer)
- 1953-54 Ontario Hockey Association Junior A First All-Star Team
- 1953-54 won the Memorial Cup