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12-14-2011, 04:23 PM
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The Engineers Draft:

LW Miroslav Vlach

1961 World Championship All-Star Team
1961 World Championship Silver Medal
1963 World Championship Best Forward
1963 World Championship All-Star Team
1963 World Championship Bronze Medal
1964 Olympic Bronze Medal

Calgary Herald, Dec. 14, 1963:
“Vlach is rated by many observers as the fastest skater in European Hockey”

The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 14, 1963:
“The Canadian team is also paying attention to left winger Miroslav Vlach, whom Father Bauer said is the Czech’s best forward.

From "Rabidly enthusiastic Czechs jammed every available seat to see the Canadians win the amateur championship of the world"
Milt Dunnell
Sports Illustrated
March 23, 1959

But the Canadians were anxious to preserve their unbeaten record. Trailing 4-3 with two minutes remaining, Coach Ike Hildebrand gambled for a tie by lifting his goalie in favor of a sixth attacker. From a face-off in the Czech zone the puck skidded out to Miroslav Vlach, a rugged Czech forward who had been in Canada 's hair all day. Vlach pushed the disc slowly in the direction of the Canadian goal while fans all over the nation held their breath. The puck finally reached and entered the empty cage, and the joyous Czechs danced with glee. The extra goal gave Czechoslovakia third place in the standings, ahead of the U.S. Russia was second and thereby gained the European title.
D/LW Wilf Loughlin

1921 PCHA Second Team All-Star
2nd(1921) in defence scoring*
2nd(1922) in defence scoring*
4th(1920) in defence scoring*
5th(1919) in defence scoring*

* = I'm not sure how much he played LW in these seasons

Legends of Hockey:
Wilf Loughlin was a versatile player who could function at defence and left-wing. He played 14 games for the Toronto St. Pats in 1923-24 but was better known in western Canada as a reliable worker in the PCHA and WCHL/WHL.

The younger brother of well known defenceman Clem Loughlin played senior hockey in Winnipeg with the Monarchs and Vimy squads. Beginning in 1918-19 he spent five years with the PCHA's Victoria Cougars where he provided an important mix of offense and defence.

In October, 1923, Loughlin was traded to the St. Pats for cash and played a utility role in 14 matches for his new club.

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