Biography - Andre 'Tinou' St. Laurent

Born April 5, 1945
Windsor Mills, Quebec
Inducted March 20, 2004

Attended the Parochial School systems where he started playing ice hockey at the age of 7 as a goaltender. Tinou then played junior hockey for the Richmond Flyers of Windsor, PQ, where he was a major factor in their winning the Eastern Township Cup and were Provincial Finalist in 1963.

In the 1964, Tinou played for the Junior "A" Thetford Mines Blackhawks, a farm team of the Montreal Canadiens.

In 1965, Tinou came to Manchester where he played for the Manchester Blackhawks from 1965 to 1970, and the Manchester Monarchs from 1970 to 1975.

His teams won several New England Hockey League championships and Tinou was named "Goalie of the Year" on three occasions.

Throughout his playing career he has participated in numerous hockey games in support of various local charities.

For ten years from 1965 to 1975, Tinou devoted a great amount of time in support of the Manchester Youth Regional Hockey Association teams as a goalie coach.

Tinou coached the Manchester Generals a Junior "A" team, and in 1993 until 1997 he was the Goalie Coach for the Memorial High School hockey team.

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