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Former Platers owner helped put Guelph on the hockey map

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A longtime Guelph businessman has died.

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The family of Joe Holody announced that he died on Wednesday at the age of 96.

Holody opened the Holody Electro-Plating facility in 1955. That business remains in operation at its Victoria Street South location.

But Holody made a name for himself in the sport of hockey. He became the sole owner of the Guelph Holody Platers Junior A hockey team in 1975. The team would go on to win the Centennial Cup championship three years later.


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Holody along with son Rob helped get the Platers into the Ontario Hockey League in 1982. The team’s success would continue in the major junior ranks with a Memorial Cup championship in 1986.

In 1989, the Platers moved to Owen Sound. Holody sold the team in 1999 and it was later renamed the Owen Sound Attack.

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Holody was inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 as a builder.

There is a visitation on Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Gilbert McIntyre & Son funeral home on Gordon Street. The funeral mass will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.

 

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