A man well known in local hockey circles has passed away.
Shannon “Shaq” Coady was the equipment manager for the St. John’s Maple Leafs.
Glenn Stanford is Governor and Chief Operating Officer of the Newfoundland Growlers and served in the same position with the Baby Leafs in the 1990s.
He took to Twitter to express his sadness over Coady’s passing, saying it has had a profound impact on professional hockey in the province and in the hockey world.
– Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) 25 mars 2021
Stanford says teams, players, coaches, coaches and management all have “many positive memories of Shannon” since he started with the St. John’s Maple Leafs in 1991.
Condolences continue to flow from all over the hockey world.
DJ Smith took a few moments today to offer his condolences on the passing of Shannon Coady, a longtime equipment manager in St. John’s. pic.twitter.com/3wIEIqerWl
– Sénateurs d’Ottawa (@Senators) 25 mars 2021
I had known Shaq for a long time.
Always gave me a hard time
I always gave him one.
I got a message from him at least once a month to talk about Pearl Jam.
Big heart. He was one of a kind.
I love you mate.
Shannon Coady RIP pic.twitter.com/rEyafHpdsO
– JLaC (@ JLaC975) 25 mars 2021