This is one of my favorite times to be a hockey fan and the reason is this man, Larry Mavety. Back in the olden days, fans would get "HOCKEY PREVIEW" magazines in September that predicted the rosters and standings for each NHL team.Late September-first couple weeks of October is usually a Kingston Frontenacs' fan favourite times to be a hockey fan and the reason is Larry Mavety. The reality of his Royal Mavesty (rhymes with...) has not yet set in. There is honest, genuine hope that the situation is going to change. It's early yet, but the Fronts, outscored 16-7 in their first three losses (including 6-2 last night at Belleville) are going to beat Guelph on Friday. Hey, they're due!
Larry Mavety showed up in those magazines every year. Oh sure it was at the end of a sentence ("and Larry Mavety who put up solid numbers on the farm might get a shot this year") but he never did play in the NHL.
(In fairness, pro hockey in Mav's playing days was a tough racket even after the 1967 NHL expansion from six to 12 teams, was a tough racket. There are a ton of players whose name might be left out of NHL Guide & Record Book, but they made some memories.)