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The Antigonish Bulldogs

Forward Johnny McCreedy
Johnny McCreedy played most of his hockey career in western Canada in the 1930s and 1940s and was commonly recognized as one of the better goal scorers of his era. He had a smooth-skating style and what he lacked in size, he made up for in quickness.

Goalie Bert Lindsay

In 1909, Lindsay was the starting goalie for the Creamery Kings when they joined the newly formed National Hockey Association. Lindsay starred for four seasons on the Victoria Aristocrats and led the PCHA in wins in 1913 and 1914. The talented backstopper was named to the association's all-star team in 1913.

Forward Greg Gilbert
Left-winger Greg Gilbert played over 800 NHL games with four different clubs in the 80s and 90s. He possessed above average offensive talent but carved a niche for himself as a big leaguer based on stellar defensive work and leadership skills.Gilbert looked solid while playing ten playoff games to help the Islanders win their fourth straight Stanley Cup.
Forward Russ Courtnall
Coming out of junior hockey, Russ Courtnall was considered one of the top prospects in 1983 and the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him seventh overall in the Entry Draft. He finished with 297 goals, 447 assists and 744 points in a 15-year NHL career.
Defenseman Trent Yawney
He played some of his best hockey as a member of coach Dave King's Canadian National Team. He had enough offensive ability to average 15 to 20 points season. Yawney has over 200 games of international hockey experience on his resume, including the 1988 Olympics and the World Championships of 1991 and 1992.
Defenseman Grant Ledyard
He began his pro career in the CHL as a fine playmaking defenceman on the Tulsa Oilers. In 1984, he was presented the Bob Gassoff Award as the most improved defenceman in the league. In his NHL career, Ledyard appeared in 1,028 regular season games. He scored 90 goals and added 276 assists.
Forward Bill Delargo
He recorded well over 400 career points in a spectacular junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, but was somewhat less spectacular in his professional career. He retired with 416 points in 555 NHL games.
Defenseman Igor Kravchuk
Kravchuk played in 699 regular season games, scoring 64 goals and 210 assists for 274 points, collecting 251 penalty minutes. He also played in 51 playoff games, scoring 6 goals and 15 assists for 21 points, collecting 18 penalty minutes. Kravchuk was also a member of the Unified Team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Foward Howie Meeker
Meeker missed the 1943 and 1944 seasons while serving in the Canadian military during the Second World War, but returned to join the Toronto Maple Leafs where he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as outstanding rookie player for the 1946-47 season. He played in three NHL All-Star games during his career of 346 games and won 4 Stanley Cups.
Forward Parker MacDonald
He found his stride and reached his full potential playing centre on a line with Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio of the famed "Production line". He had a career year in the 1962-63 season when he scored 33 goals with eight of those being game winning goals. He was elected to the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
Defenseman Zarley Zalapski
He was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1985 to 1988 and participated in the World Hockey Championships and Olympic games during that time. Zalapski was an offensive defenceman, posting a career high for goals in 1991-92 and points in 1992-93 as a member of the Hartford Whalers. He was a great skater with speed and agility during his prime years in the NHL.
Forward Murray Craven
Craven played his junior hockey with his hometown Medicine Hat Tigers, and his success there saw him selected by the Detroit Red Wings with their first-round pick (17th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. From an individual standpoint, Craven's best seasons came as a member of the Flyers. In 1987-88, he hit the 30-goal plateau while counting 76 points.

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