Old Hound back in town

March 20, 2016

The erstwhile overage goalie who backstopped the Soo Greyhounds to their first-ever Ontario Hockey League playoff berth was back in town this weekend.

David Legree, who along with the likes of forwards Mike Kaszycki, Doug Patey and the late John Tavella and defensemen Mike Hordy and Craig Hartsburg helped lead the Greyhounds to the OHL playoffs for the first time in franchise history during the 1975-1976 season, was in Sault Ste. Marie for a visit with his wife, Sue.

The now 60-year old Legree lives with his wife in Sioux City, Iowa where he works as a transit specialist.

He made the trek back to his old OHL stomping grounds to visit with friends that include yours truly and former Greyhound general manager Angelo Bumbacco.

Legree took in two Hounds home games this weekend and was a guest of Bumbacco at the team’s annual awards banquet on Saturday night.

Regarded as one of the best goalies in the Greyhounds OHL history, the workhorse Legree was known for his clutch ability to win games on his own.

PHOTO: David Legree, as a member of the Soo Greyhounds in 1975.

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  1. Great story! Totally awesome picture with the classic Greyhound uni of yesteryear! It was very nice meeting Dave and chatting him up Friday night!Remember him stealing games on many nights with his acrobatic style, while I was perched in the South-end cheap seats at a game ticket price of 75 cents! Thanks for the introduction Randy, what an honour and privledge to meet him!

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