Introduction at Peter's Retirement Dinner

May 17th, 1973

Two decades of U.N.B. hockey teams and their fans
know Peter J. "Pete" Kelly as an experienced and in-
spiring coach, a disciplinarian and a gentleman, who
demanded the best of his players, on the ice and off.

Pete's long association with hockey began in the heart
of hockey country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he learned
the game the hard way - as the youngest of four brothers.
At age fourteen he moved to Montreal to play junior
hockey for the Montreal Victorias, M.A.A.A., and with Bell
Telephone. By 1932-33 he was with the Montreal Senior
Royals.

Many regard the high point of his career as the 1933-35
when, he became a "Maritimer" while playing for the Char-
lottetown Abeqwits and when he met "Peggy" Hobbs
whom he married in 1936. Others will regard it as his
professional performance with the St. Louis Eagles, Pitts-
burgh, Detroit and New York Americans and alter with
Springfield.

Graduates of the University salute his oustanding
contribution of hockey and athletics in general over the
past twenty-five years.


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