Anthony Rufrano had a 10-year professional hockey career that included 55 games with the Niagara Falls, ONT and one of only three Corner Brook natives to play in the National Hockey League. The game is celebrated coast to coast with a beehive of hockey events planned for young and old alike.
He has watched Hockey Day in Canada unfold on television before and knows it’s a great event for the community to embrace so he knows people in Corner Brook and surrounding areas are in for a treat.King was invited to participate in Hockey Day in Canada festivities take place in Corner Brook next week, but he was disappointed to find out his job as an assistant coach with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League was too hectic for him to get away.
Now, he gets to pass on his wisdom to fresh faces who have the same dream he once had as a boy and that’s something he takes pride in because he had believers when he was the young boy dreaming. So, when the opportunity came knocking to create a public mural depicting the theme of unity through sport for the upcoming Scotia bank Canadian Hockey Day .