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Remembering Norm Lenardon (1933-2023)

Trail has lost another legend with the passing of Norm Lenardon. Norm was a champion both on and off the ice. While he was best known for scoring the winning goal against the Soviets in Geneva to clinch the World Hockey Championship in 1961, he was also instrumental in carrying the ’61 torch for decades, organizing reunions and inspiring generations of young hockey players.

The entire Trail Smoke Eaters organization would like to offer sincere condolences and gratitude to Norm’s family. We plan to honour him at our Home Opener on September 22nd.

For more on Norm’s obituary — written by Kootenay historian, Greg Nesteroff (THE KÜTNE READER) — please visit https://www.mykootenaynow.com/52360/featured/norm-lenardon-who-scored-trails-biggest-goal-dies-at-89/