LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2012) – For fifty years, Robert “Knobby” Knudsen has been a name synonymous with youth hockey in Windsor, Ontario. For his leadership, vision and selfless dedication, he has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Bridgestone Mark Messier Youth Leadership Award.
Knudsen, who passed away last November, was a founding member of the Windsor Minor Hockey Association. He was so devoted to the sport that he even took out a second mortgage on his own home to keep the fledgling league alive. Over the years, his love of the sport touched thousands of young hockey players in Canada, and the positive impact he has had in his community is unquestioned.
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