The Ontario Hockey League family is deeply saddened by the loss of former Hamilton Fincups and Brantford Alexanders forward Greg Terrion who passed away last week at the age of 58.
A proud native of Marmora, Ont., Terrion played eight NHL seasons between Los Angeles and Toronto, recording 243 points (93-150–243) over 561 career regular season games between 1980-88.
Prior to his NHL career, Terrion got his start as a standout with the Belleville Bobcats Jr. B team alongside another eventual NHLer in Marc Crawford during the 1976-77 season, drawing the interest of the Toronto Marlboros who selected him in the second round of the 1977 OHL Priority Selection.
Terrion was dealt to Hamilton where he played a season with the Fincups before joining the Brantford Alexanders for two years. He enjoyed a breakout campaign alongside such names as Mark Hunter and Mike Bullard as a 19-year-old in Brantford, amassing 122 points (44-78–122) during the 1979-80 season, contributing to career OHL totals of 82 goals, 136 assists and 218 points over 194 career regular season matchups. His breakout year got the attention of the Los Angeles Kings, who selected him in the second round of the 1980 NHL Draft.
Following his playing career, Terrion moved back to his native Marmora where he was the long-time owner of Terrion’s Service Centre at the intersection of Highway 7 and 14.
Terrion’s family is currently accepting donations in his name made out to Centre Hastings Minor Hockey or to Peterborough Regional Healthcare.