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Spillover crowd remembers Neilson as true friend

Updated: June 29, 2003, 2:10 AM ET
Associated Press

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario -- Commissioner Gary Bettman and former coach Scotty Bowman were among 1,400 people who attended a memorial service for Hall of Famer Roger Neilson on Saturday.

Neilson, 69, died June 21 at his home near Peterborough after battling skin and bone cancer.

In addition to Bowman, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn, Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford and St. Louis Blues coach Joel Quenneville were also at the North View Pentecostal Church to attend a 90-minute ...

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