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John A. Tonelli (born March 23, 1957 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] was a National Hockey League center. He played
with the New York Islanders, the Calgary Flames, and the Los Angeles Kings. He concluded his career playing
briefly for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Quebec Nordiques

In 1982 and 1985, Tonelli was a second team All-Star left wing for the Islanders. He played in the Stanley Cup
finals in 1980,1981,1982,1983, and 1984 with the Islanders, winning four championships in the process, and
made an additional appearance as runner-up in the Cup finals in 1986 with the Flames.

Tonelli was a gritty forward with a never-say-die attitude for The New York Islanders who won four straight
Stanley Cups. Tonelli, who was affectionately dubbed "The Greasy Jet" by his teammates, is remembered for
scoring important "clutch goals" in the Islanders' run of four straight Stanley Cups and five straight finals
appearances, particularly during the 1981-82 season. During the playoffs that year, The Islanders were five
minutes away from being eliminated by a much weaker Pittsburgh Penguin team, trailing 3-1 in the deciding
game. John Tonelli had an assist on a Mike McEwen goal that closed the champions within one, and tied the
game himself with ninety seconds to play. For an encore, it was John Tonelli that scored in overtime to win the
game for the Islanders, thus extending their long reign as Stanley Cup champions.

Tonelli also scored the winning goal in a February 20, 1982 game against the Colorado Rockies, beating
former teammate Chico Resch with just 47 seconds to play to allow the Islanders to set an NHL record (since
broken) with their fifteenth consecutive victory.

He was known for being virtually unbeatable in digging out the puck in the corners of the rink; however, Tonelli
also had an excellent shot, was a good passer, and had excellent timing both offensively and defensively.
Tonelli was also very versatile. During his eight seasons with the Islanders, coach Al Arbour used Tonelli on the
famed "Banana Line" with Wayne Merrick and Bob Nystrom, on the top line with Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy,
and later he played flank for Brent Sutter and Patrick Flatley.

Although Tonelli played a key role in the four Cup victories the team won from 1980 to 1983, in some ways his
career culminated in the fall of 1984 when he played for Canada in the Canada Cup, an invitation he almost
turned down. He was the 1984 Canada Cup MVP winner.

He not only made the team, he had nine points, including a key assist on Mike Bossy's goal in overtime of the
semifinal. Canada won the championship and Tonelli was named the tournament's best player. He then
rejoined the Islanders and had his best season ever, scoring 42 goals and 100 points in 1984-1985 before
being traded to The Calgary Flames during the 85-86 season. The Calgary Flames, with Tonelli's experience,
reached The Stanley Cup finals for the first time.

Tonelli finished his 1028-game NHL career with 325 goals and 511 assists for 836 points.

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Our league operates October to March and plays games Sunday mornings at the John Tonelli Sports Centre
Arena in Milton.

The arena was officially opened in June 1978 by Mayor D.F. Gordon as the Milton Community Sports Centre.
On July 22, 1985 the dedication was made to rename it the John Tonelli Sports Centre.

In November 2010, major renovations were completed. Upgrades included new hockey boards, glass, benches,
ice floor, expanded dressing rooms and service room for the ice resurfacing room.

The location of the arena can been seen
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