I didn’t realize that Ace Bailey died on one of the flights on September 11th. That’s truely sad. Who’s Ace Bailey you might ask. He was the Bruins 3rd pick in the 1966 draft and played for the B’s from 68-73 (including their glorious 72 cup season). There’s a brief mention in a DKM song, which is where I read the liner notes…

“Farewell my brother
You’re off to the big rink in the sky
The good Lord’s between the pipes
And you’ve got Bavis and Ace on the wing”

Roslindale native and C.M./B.U. hockey standout Mark Bavis & former Bruin great Ace Bailey were tragically killed aboard United Airlines flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001.

Very sad indeed. 🙁