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Still playing hockey at age 75

Charlie Fowler (left) and his grandfather Amherst native Larry Fowler.
Charlie Fowler (left) and his grandfather Amherst native Larry Fowler. - Contributed

TORONTO – Larry Fowler, who is originally from Amherst, just turned 75 and still play competitive hockey.

Fowler says he played three games a week last winter in his home town of Tweed, Ont. and played a two-hour game once a week this summer in Belleville, Ont.

Every December, he works his grandson, Charlie Fowler, into a line with him for one game. His grandson played Bantam AAA for the Barrie Colts.

Fowler left Amherst at age 17 in 1960. He jumped on a bus with $17 and went to Oshawa, where he had a brother. He graduated from the St. Charles Commercial School in Amherst and went on to become a vice-president of finance looking after a $50-million budget at the end of his career.

Fowler stopped playing hockey after moving to Ontario and when he started playing again at age 39 he got hurt and had to stop playing again. At age 49, his son got him back into hockey with a team in Toronto.

After his retirement from work at age 65 he moved to Tweed and got back into hockey.

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