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ST. CATHARINES FALCONS


forwards (6): Pelle Eklund (C), Art Jackson (C), Charley McVeigh (LW), Rejean Houle (RW), Wayne Babych (RW), Norman 'Dutch' Gainor (LW)
defence (3): Keith Brown, Mike McEwen, Joel Quenneville
goalie (1): Wayne Stephenson
extras (2): Bill Fairbairn (RW), Gaetan Duchesne (LW)

Pelle Eklund (C): Blessed with skating, puckhandling and passing skills in 1983-84 Eklund won an Olympic bronze medal, a Canada Cup second place finish, a Swedish Elite League championship, a Swedish Golden Puck award as player of the year, and the nod as the Athlete of the Year in all of Sweden. In the NHL, Eklund became a powerplay and penalty kill specialist for the Flyers.

Art Jackson (C): In Boston, Jackson became a solid playmaker and checker playing as the third centre behind Bill Cowley and Milt Schmidt. He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons in 1942-43 and 1943-44 playing on a line with Cowley and Herb Cain. He recorded 301 points in 468 NHL games.

Keith Brown (D): A steady two-way performer for 16 NHL seasons he was equally proficient at looking after matters in his own zone and contributing on offence. A die-hard competitor, he reached double figures in goals twice and helped Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1992 and the semi-finals in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1989

Charley McVeigh (LW): A retro Selke Award winner, McVeigh was a consistent two-way player for nearly 400 games in the 1920s and '30s. He managed to hit double figures in goals four times despite playing on weak teams for most of his career. His nine seasons in the NHL included 397 games played, 84 goals, and 88 assists

Rejean Houle (RW): First overall draft pick in 1969, averaged two ppg in junior (1969) scoring 53 goals and 55 assists in 54 games for 108 points, winning a Memorial Cup in 1969. Won five Stanley Cups (1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979) in 11 years with Montreal. Recorded 408 points in 635 NHL games and, 257 points in 214 WHA games.

Norman ‘Dutch’ Gainor (LW): He played four years in Beantown and his most productive NHL season occurred in 1929-30 when he tallied 18 goals and 49 points in 42 games. Gainor was plagued with the worst set of varicose veins known to mankind. But cosmetic appearance never seemed to bother Gainor, and it definitely did not effect his play as he was considered one of the top left wingers in the NHL in the mid to late 1920s. In 246 NHL games Gainor scored 51 goals and 107 points.

Wayne Babych (RW): Chosen 3rd overall in the 1978 Amateur Draft, the St. Louis Blues had big plans for the right winger, and he responded with 27 goals in his rookie year of 1978-79. Babych followed that up with a 26-goal outing the next year before exploding for 54 goals and 96 points in 1980-81. 438 points in 519 NHL games.

Mike McEwen (D): A talented offensive defenceman who played over 700 NHL games in the 1970s and '80s. He was a fine passer with an accurate shot but often clashed with coaches since he was somewhat of a free spirit. Won a Memorial Cup in 1975, accumulating 181 points in three junior seasons. During the 1976-77 season, McEwen impressed as a rookie with 43 points though his defensive zone coverage was spotty. Two years later, he scored a personal-high 20 goals and helped the Blueshirts reach the Stanley Cup finals. Won three Stanley Cups (1981, 1982, 1983) with the New York Islanders.

Bill ‘Bulldog’ Fairbairn (RW): An exemplary two-way forward who, in 658 career games, recorded four-20 goal seasons. Originally, slated to be a checker, In 1969-70 Fairbairn impressed as a rookie with 23 goals and 56 points, forming the ‘Bulldog Line’ with Dave Balon and Walt Tkaczuk. Recorded 423 points in 658 NHL games.

Joel Quenneville (D): Joel survived through 13 NHL seasons through intelligence and dependability and played a conservative and unspectacular defensive game at the NHL level, always making the safe play. Twice named the Whalers most valuable defenseman (1985 and 1986) he played a big role in helping Hartford win the Adams Division championship in 1987. He scored 54 goals and 190 points in 803 games, but his true worth was helping to develop young defensemen and quietly taking care of his own end.

Gaetan Duchesne (LW): A hard-working, responsible, defensively-oriented player Duchesne's best individual season was in 1986-87 in which he netted 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points. The pinnacle of his career occurred in the 1991 playoffs when the North Stars shocked the hockey world by advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. Gaetan Duchesne played in 1,028 games, scored 179 goals and 254 assists for 433 points.

Wayne Stephenson (G): Spent the majority of his young career with the Canadian National Team playing in several tournaments such as the World Championships in both 1967 and 1969, as well as the 1968 Olympics where he won a bronze medal. Represented the Flyers at the NHL All-Star Game in both 1976 and 1978. In 328 games, Stephenson recorded 146 wins and 14 shutouts, including 40 wins in the 1975-76 season, winning the Stanley Cup in 1975.


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