Alvin "Buck" Jones (1917-2007)
Alvin "Buck" Jones passed away last week in Tampa, Florida. Buck was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1917. He was a National Hockey League player with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. His career was interrupted when he joined the Canadian army in World War II. Upon discharge, he resumed his hockey career, retired in 1954 and settled in Tampa. In 1987, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in Owen Sound, Ontario. He worked at Maas Brothers for 29 years and retired in 1983. Buck was an auxiliary volunteer at Tampa General Hospital for 15 years.
Jones played 131 games for the Hershey Bears in the late 1940's.