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Hockey legend dies

The hockey world recently mourned the loss of Silvio "Sam" Bettio, who died at the age of 77 on June 14. Bettio was a resident of Copper Cliff and played hockey in the AHL for 15 seasons.
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The hockey world recently mourned the loss of Silvio "Sam" Bettio, who died at the age of 77 on June 14.

Bettio was a resident of Copper Cliff and played hockey in the AHL for 15 seasons. He also played in 44 NHL games with the Boston Bruins in 1949-50, recording nine goals and 21 points.

After hitting the big leagues, Bettio skated on home ice for four seasons with the Sudbury Wolves senior squad in the late 50s and early 60s.

He worked at Carrington Building Centre for 30 years in sales and as general manager. Bettio was a staunch supporter of community spirit. He was president of the Sudbury Gatchell Lions Club and Arthritis Society as well as treasurer of the Caruso Club. He also volunteered at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital.




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