CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Colts will pay tribute to Cornwall hockey icon Dave Ezard in the pre-game ceremony at their final regular season home game on Thursday, March 8.
A new banner will be unveiled recognizing Ezard’s retired number 6. The original banner dedicated to Ezard disappeared from the Civic Complex a few seasons ago.
Ezard patrolled the blueline for his hometown Royals from 1975-1980 including earning the 1980 Memorial Cup MVP. He was the first Quebec league defenceman to score 40 goals (105 points) in 1979-80.
Sadly, Ezard passed away at the young age of 36 in 1995. Shortly after, the Cornwall Colts retired Ezard’s number 6 and unveiled a banner that hung from the rafters at the Si Miller Arena and then the Ed Lumley Arena.
Members of Ezard’s family and former teammates will be in attendance for the rededication ceremony on March 8.