Hometown heroes honored at Copps Coliseum in 2004
Hamilton’s Harry Howell, who played 21 seasons in
the NHL, took part in the March 2004 Hometown Hockey Heroes during
a Bulldogs game which honored hockey greats from the city. Photo
courtesy of the Spectator.
In March of 2004, Hamilton honored its hockey heroes in a special
celebration held at a Hamilton Bulldogs game. Of the 48 players,
coaches, scouts, officials, and managers with a Hamilton or Hamilton-area
connection, almost 20 were on hand for the festivities.
Those honored included:
Dave Andreychuk - 19 seasons with Buffalo, Toronto, New Jersey,
Colorado, Boston, and Tampa Bay.
Allan Bester – 10 seasons with Toronto, Detroit, and Dallas.
Andy Brown – Three seasons with Detroit and Pittsburgh.
Frank Caprice – Six seasons in the NHL with Vancouver.
Joe Cirella – 15 seasons with Colorado, New Jersey, Quebec,
NY Rangers, Florida, and Ottawa.
Adam Creighton – 14 seasons with Buffalo, Chicago, NY Islanders,
Tampa Bay, and Saint Louis.
Ian Cushenan – Five seasons with Chicago, NY Rangers, and
Herb Dickenson – Two seasons with NY Rangers.
Dave Dryden – Nine seasons with NY Rangers, Chicago, Buffalo,
Ken Dryden – Eight seasons with Montreal.
Blake Dunlop – 11 seasons with Minnesota, Philadelphia,
Saint Louis, and Detroit.
Cecil (Babe) Dye – 11 seasons with Toronto, Hamilton, Chicago,
and NY Americans.
Don Edwards – 10 seasons with Buffalo, Calgary, and Toronto.
Roy Edwards – Seven seasons with Detroit and Pittsburgh.
Nelson Emerson – 12 seasons with Saint Louis, Winnipeg,
Hartford/Carolina, Chicago, Ottawa, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Ed Gilbert – Four seasons with Kansas City, and Pittsburgh.
Pat Hickey – 10 seasons with NY Rangers, Colorado, Toronto,
Quebec, and Saint Louis.
Harry Howell – 21 seasons with NY Rangers, Oakland Seals,
and Los Angeles.
Willie Huber – 10 seasons with Detroit, NY Rangers, Vancouver,
Dick Irvin Sr – Three seasons with Chicago. Also coached
with Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.
Al Jensen – Eight seasons with Detroit, Washington, and
Stan Jonathan – Seven seasons with Boston and Pittsburgh.
Derek King – 14 seasons with NY Islanders, Hartford, Toronto,
and Saint Louis.
Adam Mair – Four seasons with Toronto, Los Angles, and Buffalo,
Marty McSorley – 17 seasons with Pittsburgh, Edmonton, Los
Angeles, NY Rangers, San Jose, and Boston.
John Miszuk – Six seasons with Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia,
Ron Murphy – 18 seasons with NY Rangers, Chicago, Detroit,
Ric Nattress – 11 seasons with Montreal, Saint Louis, Calgary,
Toronto, and Philadelphia.
Murray Oliver – 17 seasons with Detroit,
Boston, Toronto, and Minnesota.
George Owen – Five L seasons
Pat Quinn – Nine seasons with Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta
Flames. Also coached Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and
Leo Reise Jr– Nine seasons with Chicago, Detroit, and NY
Leo Reise Sr – Five seasons with Hamilton, NY Americans,
Wayne Rivers – Seven seasons with Detroit, Boston, Saint
Louis, and NY Rangers.
Ron Sedlbauer – Seven seasons with Vancouver, Chicago, and
Rick Smith – 11 seasons with Boston, California Golden Seals,
Saint Louis, Detroit, and Washington.
Glen Sonmor – Two seasons with NY Rangers, also coached
Steve Staios – Eight seasons with Boston, Vancouver, Atlanta
Thrashers, and Edmonton.
Gaye Stewart – Nine seasons with Toronto, Chicago, Detroit,
NY Rangers, and Montreal.
Jack Stoddard – Two seasons with NY Islanders.
John Tonelli – 14 seasons with NY Islanders, Calgary, Los
Angeles, and Chicago.
Dennie Ververgaert – Eight seasons with Vancouver, Philadelphia,
Jack Birch – assistant coach for NY Rangers
Dave Draper – NHL scout
Bill Mahoney – coach for Minnesota, coach for McMaster University
Harry Neale – coach for Vancouver and Detroit
Dave Shewchyk – NHL referee/linesman
Bill Friday – NHL/WHA referee
Bob Myers – NHL referee, commissioner of Colonial Hockey