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Standing tall in goal


This is the story of Roy Worters who was born in Toronto in 1900. Like many Canadian boys, Roy dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player.

As a young adult, Roy played for several teams in various junior, professional, and semi-pro leagues. A goaltender, Roy found himself in 1923 playing for a team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, called the “Yellow Jackets.”

When the National Hockey League (NHL) awarded Pittsburgh an expansion franchise in 1925, the owners of the organization signed several of the Yellow Jackets – including Roy – to become the core of the team’s roster.

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