Red Favero

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Bruno Favero

Born: August 25, 1928 (Timmins, Ontario)
Died: November 23, 2013 (Barrie, Ontario)

 

Red Favero, a slight forward with a scoring knack, followed two years of senior hockey in his native Ontario with two seasons of senior hockey in Prince Edward Island.

The 5-foot-6, 150-pound right-winger played junior for the Barry Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association. In 1947-48, his second season with the team, the Flyers advanced to the Memorial Cup finals as a heavy favourite against the Port Arthur (Ont.) West End Bruins. Instead, the underdogs swept the series at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, winning 10-8, 8-1, 5-4 and 9-8 in overtime. Favero scored in the first two games for the Flyers.

ImageHe then played senior hockey with the Owen Sound Mercurys for a season and a half before transferring to the Toronto Marlboros in 1950 after centre Johnny McCormack signed with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.

In 1950-51, Favero skated for the Charlottetown Islanders of the professional Maritime Major Hockey League, scoring 32 goals and adding 61 assists in 63 games. He scored 28 goals the following season.

After leaving hockey, Favero worked as a news photographer for the Barrie examiner. He later opened a studio with his wife, Phyllis. They operated “Photography by Favero” for 35 years until retiring. He was predeceased by his wife, as well as a sister and two brothers. He leaves a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

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A trio of young Owen Sound Mercurys players (from left): Bruno Favero, Tommy Burlington and Buck Forslund

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