Ronald Nickolas Rowe was born on November 30, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario. He was a multi-talented player who impressed in baseball, hockey and soccer.

He starred in junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros. After three years in the navy he returned to Toronto in 1946. Back in Toronto he signed for East End Canadians to play for that club in the Toronto & District League. He also spent the 1947 season with East End Canadians.

During the winter of 1946-47 he played for Boston Olympics in the Eastern Hockey League.

In the 1947-48 National Hockey League season Ronnie played in five league games and had one assist for New York Rangers.

The 5’9″ and 165 lbs centre-forward represented Ulster United against Liverpool Football Club in the 1948 season. The exhibition game was the big happening of Canadian soccer in the 1948 season. Liverpool won 5-1 in front of 17,000 soccer fans.

He then spent most of his time playing hockey in the Pacific Hockey League and the Maritime Major Hockey League.

Ronnie passed away on July 28, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States at the age of 79.