A well know Newfoundland athlete and member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame has passed away.
Dick Power a native of Bell Island passed away on Monday at the age of 75.
Power’s first provincial competition was with the Bell Island junior club in 1957, 1958 and 1959. His play was such that he was offered a playing position with the St. Catharines TeePees of the Ontario Junior Hockey League but he declined. In 1960 and 1961, Power was a major factor in St. John’s junior and senior championships for St. Pat’s as he was junior MVP and senior best defenseman. He captained the St. John’s Capitals to the 1961 provincial junior championship.
He skated with the Corner Brook Royals for the 1962 provincial senior season and was a big asset as the Royals won the Herder Memorial Trophy. He was with Grand Falls the next season and played for the Gander Flyers from 1963 to 1967. When the Conception Bay CeeBees were the first provincial representatives in the 1967 national Allan Cup playoffs, Power added to the roster and had the distinction of scoring the province’s first Allan Cup goal. He finished his playing career as a playing-coach in Harbour Grace.