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Memorable Manitobans: John “Red” Bownass (1930-2010)

Hockey player.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 July 1930, son of Jack and Jean Bownass, he played professional hockey for 20 years, including 80 games with the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens. He also played four years on the Canadian national hockey team. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (1999). After his hockey career, he was employed with the Canadian federal government. He died at Winnipeg on 10 February 2010.


John Bownass, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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