The Peterborough Petes Hockey Club sends their deepest sympathies to the family of Norm Bryan who passed away on Tuesday morning in Toronto, Ontario.
Norm Bryan was a Scout for the Petes for over 30 years beginning with his long-time friend and Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee the late Roger Neilson. Norm worked as the Petes Toronto area scout as well as acting as the Petes Chief Scout throughout the 1990’s. Norm was instrumental in the selection of an endless number of great Petes selections. He was an integral part of building eight of the Petes nine OHL Championship teams in 1971-72, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1995-96, 2005-06 including a Memorial Cup Championship in 1978-79.
In May 2005 the Norm Bryan Trophy was created. This award is presented annually at the Petes Year End Awards Banquet to the Petes Most Improved Player over the course of the season. The inaugural winner was Justin Soryal (2004-05) while the most recent winner was Clark Seymour (2011-12).
Norm was named the winner of the Ontario Hockey league’s Bill Long Award in 2003. The Bill Long Award for Distinguished Service is presented in recognition and appreciation of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the OHL.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday August 14th from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Trulls Funeral Home (1111 Danforth Ave. in Toronto.) followed by a Funeral on Wednesday August 15th at 11am at Trulls Funeral Home.