Shannon “Shaq” Coady remembers with great affection


An event in the local hockey community is fondly remembered.
Shannon “Shaq” Coady, a former equipment manager for the St. John’s Maple Leafs, passed away suddenly earlier this week.

(Shannon ‘Shaq’ Coady, via Newfoundland Growlers.)

Tributes come from across the country from players and leaders who fondly remember Coady.

Newfoundland Growlers director of operations Glenn Stanford says Shannon’s career began in 1991 at the age of 14 after winning a contest to become a bat for the Baby Leafs.

He eventually rose through the organizational ranks to become an Equipment Manager.

Brian Rogers, the piece-by-room announcer for the St. John’s Maple Leafs, says Coady has made a big impression on everyone he has met – so much so that a special celebration of his life is already in the works.

Rogers says players and alumni have reached out to all leagues and across the country to offer to put up a tribute to Coady’s impact on the sport.


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