Patrick Kelly and Florent Pilote
Windsor Bulldogs 1956
Ontario Hockey League Senior / OHA Sr.
Patrick Kelly is a Hockey legend in his own right, winning the Eastern Hockey League / EHL Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy and Walker Cup championships in 1963 with the Greensboro Generals, then as a player / coach in 1968, 1969, 1970 with the Clinton Comets.
Kelly was head coach of the Charlotte Checkers in 1976 when they won the Southern Hockey League championship and head coach of the Peoria Rivermen when they won the 1985 Turner Cup as International Hockey League / IHL champions.
Kelly was coach of the NHL Colorado Rockies for 2 seasons 1977 to 1979.
Kelly would then be one of the founders and the first commissioner of the East Coast Hockey League / ECHL in 1988. Kelly was named Commissioner Emeritus of the ECHL following the 1995–96 season, after serving as Commissioner for the first eight seasons of the ECHL. The league playoff championship trophy is named his honor, the Kelly Cup.
Flo Pilote later played for the Nashville Dixie Flyers when they won back-to-back Eastern Hockey League / EHL Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy and Walker Cup championships in 1966 and 1967.