The Beast

The Hockey Film is happy to announce that longtime fan favourite, and former Toronto Maple Leaf goaltender, Allan Bester, has agreed to be involved with the film!

Nicknamed “The Beast”, Bester spent parts of 11 seasons in the NHL, beginning in 1983–84. He spent eight years in Toronto, and then was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1991. He spent most of his career moving between the NHL and AHL. In 1992, Bester won a Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings. He was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP. Bester made a short return to the NHL after a four-year absence, playing ten games for the Dallas Stars in the mid nineties.

Bester ended his hockey career in the IHL. He played with both the San Diego Gulls and Orlando Solar Bears before officially announcing his retirement in August 1998.

The Hockey Film’s very own Christopher Aylward is not only a fan, but Bester was his childhood hero growing up. It’s going to make for a great, and very unique segment in the film.