Francis Cooke with the new Winter Classic banner

After over a decade of service, Francis Cooke stepped down as President of Parkwoods Hockey League this past fall. In honour of his tremendous leadership, the Executive unanimously voted to rename the Winter Classic in Fran’s honour. At Championship Sunday, Fran’s children unveiled the new J. Francis Cooke Winter Classic Banner, which we look forward to raising at Broadlands Arena again next February.

Fran’s passion for the league was only exceeded by his tremendous vision and genuine love for the game. Thank you for your service!