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Garnet Bailey
Age: 53
Occupation: Director of Pro-Scouting
Worked for: Los Angelos Kings Hockey Team
Originally from:
Resided in: Lynnfield, Mass
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I didn't know Ace, but thought he should be on this list.
Submitted by: Jay Dooling ()

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Having grown up in the town where Ace and his family reside, I was aware of him. My mother, being a perennial Boston Bruins fan made me aware of him. And to think he resided in Lynnfield, MA, our hometown! What a sad event for a great hockey player and his family. Our thoughts are with all whom he left.
-- Dorothy McMahon (no relation)
10 Nov 2001

Garnett "Ace" Bailey was a hockey scout for the L.A. Kings professional hockey team. I didn't know Garnet Bailey but he and his colleague, Mark Bavis, were passengers on United Flight 175 which crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. My brother Douglas was also a passenger on that flight. In the Sept. 24th issue of Sports Illustrated, an article written by Wayne Gretsky, Hall of Fame hockey player, gives a wonderful insight into the type of man Mr. Bailey was. This article also profiled Mark Bavis who was also a hockey scout. I met one of Mark's brothers at Logan Airport in Boston the day after the crash. Our conversation about lost brothers was in a curious way, a comfort. The Sports Illustrated article was especially meaningful to me and I believe anybody else who wants to know more about these two men. I'm glad I got to know more about them.
-- David Gowell (Fan)
26 Nov 2001

From NY Times Nov 25, 2001

Ace of 'Bailey-baisse'

When Garnet Bailey would come to scout a game in Worcester, Mass., he would announce himself by saying, "table for two, please" as a tribute to the legendary meals served when the IceCats were at home.

That is how Bill Ballou, a hockey writer for The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, remembers Mr. Bailey, adding that he was "a pretty aggressive player on the ice, but a sweetheart off the ice."

Mr. Bailey, 53, known as Ace, played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League, and was a scout for 20 years, the last seven as director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. The team's general manager, Dave Taylor, said Mr. Bailey had a gift for measuring the intangibles that a player could "bring to the table."

Food mattered at home in Lynnfield, Mass., too, according to his sister-in-law, Barbara Pothier. For his wife, Kathy, his son, Todd, and friends, he would cook a dish called "Bailey-baisse, with "every kind of meat you could think of - tenderloin tips, chicken, pork chops, sausages," SautC)ed, then baked with onions and tomatoes, Ms. Pothier said, "it was fall-off-the-bone delicious."

Mr. Bailey took a Los Angeles flight, United 175, from Boston on Sept. 11. It struck the World Trade Center.
-- Anon (Friend { })
07 Dec 2001

I went to high school with Ace Bailey when he came to Edmonton from Lloydminser to play for the Oil Kings. I have many hilarious memories of him. Even at 15 years of age, he was larger than life and the life of every party. He had a sense of humour and a devilish way about him that endeared him to everyone who knew him. As I recall, his fellow billet was Dave Emerson, who was just appointed Minister of Industry for Canada. Ace would get such a kick out of that! I had not seen Ace for many years, but was so saddened by his tragic death. His memory will remain with more people than his family will ever know.
-- Chris Harringa (Friend {})
22 Jul 2004

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