It’s a sad day for Kitchener’s hockey community.
Pat Doherty — the man who came to be known as Mr. Hockey — has passed away.
Doherty spent over three decades involved in minor hockey. He served as coach, manager, and president of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association.
Doherty was also a former teacher at Sacred Heart and St. Jerome’s. He was considered a pillar in the community, and a rink at the Activa Sportsplex is named after him..
He died at 87.
— Berry Vrbanovic (@berryonline) August 11, 2015
A sad day for the Community and especially the Hockey Community as we hear of the passing of Pat Doherty. What a mark he made.
— Kitchener Panthers (@IBL_Panthers) August 11, 2015
We've lost an iconic member of @WCDSBNewswire's extended family. Pat Doherty died earlier today. Sincere condolences to the Doherty family!
— WCDSBNewswire (@WCDSBNewswire) August 11, 2015
My first mentor. What a difference maker. He provided a huge opportunity for me and literally 1000's of others. http://t.co/3f1QD8Xksc
— Keith Baulk (@keithbaulk) August 11, 2015
— Bryan M. Larkin (@Chief_BLarkin) August 12, 2015
— Den (@dabel_den) August 12, 2015
Life Member Pat Doherty has passed away. All of us not only grieve at the passing of this great man but also for the loss to his family.
— OHA (@OHAhockey1) August 11, 2015