In 2017, to commemorate its 100th anniversary, the National Hockey League created a list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Joining the list of incredible hockey talent throughout its storied history was Paris, Ontario native Syl Apps (January 18, 1915 – December 24, 1998). To honour the centennial year, the Toronto Maple Leafs are delivering original Air Canada Centre player banners to the hometowns of their greatest players.
Join the party at the Brant Sports Complex during the Paris Mounties Hockey Game for the special pre-game banner raising ceremony for Syl Apps at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th. Regular admission rates apply and kids 12 years and under are admitted free.
Wear your Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, meet mascot Carlton the Bear and enjoy so much more.
Syl Apps lead an incredible life and was respected by all for his down to earth qualities. An Olympic pole vaulter. WWII soldier. Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stanley Cup winner. Inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame. MPP for Kingston in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Father. Grandfather. An astounding pedigree, but most importantly, he is remembered through history as an honourable gentleman. A great role model to all walks of life. Paris is proud of its native son and they continue to honour him and his legacy. Raise the banner high!