"PISTOL" PETE HORECK
Professional Hockey Player
Born June 15th, 1923 in Massey, Ontario
Died 2009 in Sudbury, Ontario
"Pistol" Pete Horeck was born in Massey, Ontario on June 15th, 1923. He was a shoemaker and one of eight boys in the family.
He was destined for hockey greatness as he left home to play for the Parry Sound Shamrocks alongside Doug Orr, father of Bobby Orr. Both were recruited by the Boston Bruins. Pete Horeck played for ten years in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Redwings. In all he played in 426 games in the 1940's and 1950's and scored 106 goals and 224 points.
He eventually settled in the Sudbury area and died of prostate cancer in 2009.
Source: Tim Gallagher
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