Danny Blair came to the Johnstown Jets via Knoxville. He retired and stayed in Johnstown and actually lived in my neighborhood! To me, that was like having God in person a few streets over! Anyway, I was doing some part-time work for a guy who owned a store. I would ride in his Cadillac while we went to get supplies etc, help load and unload. Was just a teenager with EHL Hockey in my blood! One day, to my fantasic surprise I went into the store and Danny was there! My boss was going to give him a ride into downtown Johnstown with me in the backseat! It was like being a few feet from royalty! I was so scared I couldn't talk! Anyway, my boss asked Danny what he was going to do now that hockey was behind him. Danny, who opened a bar nearby called "The Canadian Inn" said he had plans to build some recreation facilities in town so all of us kids could go someplace rather than hang out on the streets. I did not know Danny had a drinking problem. A few weeks later, I was in downtown Johnstown and saw Danny obviously drunk out of his mind, looking straight up at the tops of the buildings as if he didn't know where he was. In just a few weeks later, Danny was gone. Word was his death was drinking related.