Arena to be named after Harry Howell

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

The City of Hamilton is renaming an arena after former NHL player Harry Howell.

City Council has voted unanimously to rename the North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena – the Harry Howell Arena.   It comes at a minimal cost, the city will spend $30,000 on a new sign.

The 81 year old Howell is a Hamilton native who continued to live in the city even during his time as a New York Ranger.

Many councillors spoke about the NHL great’s mark on the city, including his willingness to play Saturday morning pick-up hockey with Flamborough youth.

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