Thursday, January 3, 2013


Press Release

The Kingston Frontenacs are mourning the loss of Wren Blair, former owner of the Kingston Frontenacs. A long time hockey builder, Blair purchased the Kingston OHL franchise in 1989 and renamed it the Kingston Frontenacs. He owned the team through 2000.

“Wren Blair played an instrumental role in building hockey for more than five decades,” said Justin Chenier, Executive Director of Business Operations for the Kingston Frontenacs. “Wren’s ownership was instrumental in keeping the OHL in Kingston and his dedication to the team during his years of ownership helped recreate an era of pride in hockey in Kingston.”

Blair’s hockey accomplishments include coaching the Whitby Dunlops to the 1958 Ice Hockey World Championships, the 1957 and 1959 Allen Cup, being the first General Manager for the expansion Minnesota North Stars from 1967 to 1974, Head Coach of the Minnesota North Stars from 1967-1970, General Manager for the Pittsburg Penguins from 1975-1976. He was coach of the original Kingston Frontenacs club in 1963, winners of the Eastern Professional Hockey League championships.

Service arrangements have not been announced by the family at this time

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