Friday, January 7, 2011

REGINA PATS LONG TIME SCOUT

BILL MALU
TA PASSES AWAY




Billy scouted right up to his last days and at 85 years old, he could still pick 'em. He came to the Regina Pats in 1995, the same year the Parkers purchased the Pats. Bill spent much of his life in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he was instrumental in minor hockey and working with the Bombers.

Maluta, was rightfully inducted into Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and entire family. We will miss you Bill.

From the Regina Pats WebSite:

Regina, Saskatchewan –
With heavy hearts and deep sorrow The Regina Pats are sadden to announce the passing of long time scout Bill Maluta. Bill passed away earlier this morning at the Brandon Regional Hospital; he was just 8 days shy of his 86th birthday.

Pats President Brent Parker, “we are all deeply saddened by the news this morning of Bill’s passing. He was a tremendous individual and he will be missed greatly by all of us. I don’t know anyone else like him and we will all miss his endless stories that were usually shared over a night cap. There is no doubt that the hockey world is a poorer place today without Bill in it ”