This Day In Hockey History (7/27)
Written by Chris Wassel | 27 July 2011
Today we bow our heads and honor a man who, without his invention, hockey would be a lot harder to play in rinks. He may have left us 23 years ago but he left an undeniable mark on the sport and had many of us dream as kids, “I wanna drive the Zamboni!”.
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July 27, 1988
Frank Zamboni, the inventor of the famous ice-cleaning machine, passed away at the age of 87 in Paramount, California.