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Local hockey legend, Pat Doherty, dies at 87

Last Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 5:32 am EDT

Pat and his daughter,Kathy Masters, pose at the Jan. 2010 KSA Olympics Dinner. (kitchenersports.ca)

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.