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Remembering Danny Wood
Submitted By hbressette on Thursday, June 18, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Daniel Winston Wood (Woodsy) after a tough battle with cancer. Danny was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, local business man and dear friend to many.

Danny Wood was a true friend and supporter of Midland Minor Hockey. He served on the executive for more than a decade and was a lifetime member. He was always there whenever anyone needed something in a pinch. It didn’t matter if you were a local or a visiting player – he had whatever was forgotten at home, gloves, helmut, you name it.

Danny always made a point of asking how a players year was going.  Most of the kids he knew by name, even though they changed year after year.

More importantly Danny provided many of us who stopped into his shop, Olympia Sports, with great stories and memories about his hockey days.

Danny started as a trainer with the Jr. A Kitchener Rangers who were coached under Emile Frances at that time. It was the start of his journey through pro hockey. After the Rangers, he was with the Johnstown Jets of the International League, the Central Division’s Memphis (Tenn.) Red Wings, and the Calder Cup- winning Pittsburgh (Pa.) Hornets in 1966-67. He then went on to the NHL, starting with the Los Angeles Kings under Red Kelly, followed by a stint the St. Louis Blues and coach Scotty Bowman. He returned to the Central League in 1972 with the Oklahoma City Blazers, and closed out his journey with the Kansas City Scouts in 1974. Danny settled back in  Midland after his career and ran several businesses.

Danny Wood was inducted in the Midland Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2000 in the Builder category.

Midland Minor Hockey and the Town of Midland have lost a true friend and supporter.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Jane, son Kevin and his wife Lisa and his granddaughter and the extended Wood family.

Rest in Peace Danny.


A Celebration of Danny's life will be held at the NSSRC on June 27 at 2 pm. See obituary below:

Danny Wood obituary


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