Support TheFeeder, visit our sponsors
  HOSER of the WEEK
  Contact Us
  Meet the Staff
  Join the Team
  Our Sponsors

Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. We don't recommend that any of these feats be attempted at home. Submit your suggestions for Hoser of the Week directly to us at
For the Week of 12/16/02
Les Costello
The former Toronto Maple Leafs player who left the NHL to become a priest, died Tuesday after being injured during a charity hockey game. He was 74. Costello was admitted to Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital last week after sustaining a head injury during a Flying Fathers game. He was injured when a puck got caught in his skates during the pregame warmups, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ice.

Costello was not wearing a helmet.

Costello sat out the team's game the following night and said he wasn't feeling well. He was transferred from a hospital in Peterborough, Ontario to St. Michael's. He slipped into a coma last Wednesday and died just a few hours after his family decided to take him off life support Tuesday morning.

He joined the Maple Leafs for the 1948 playoffs, after helping his junior team win the Memorial Cup in 1945 and 1947. With Toronto, Costello had two goals and two assists as Toronto captured the 1948 Stanley Cup. He only played 15 games the following season before leaving the Maple Leafs for the priesthood.
Previous Winners

2002-03 Hosers

11/25/02: Jarkko Ruutu - Vancouver Canucks

11/11/02: Michael Croteau

10/28/02: The Calgary Streaker

2001-02 Hosers

4/8/02: Andre Roy - Tampa Bay Lightning

3/4/02: Ed Belfour - Dallas Stars

Send us your Hoser of the Week nomination

Privacy Statement   |   Contact Us   |   Advertise
Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.
This website is an unofficial and independently operated source of news
and information not affiliated with any team, or league.