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01-05-2012, 05:43 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Team 1 Left Wings:
Played in 1975 All-Star Game
80 G, 99 A, 179 PTs in 421 GP
Legends of Hockey
Dupere was a defensive specialist who had a knack for winning face-offs and could effectively deceive goaltenders with his strong wrist shot off the wrong foot.
In 1974, Dupere joined the Washington Capitals where he scored twenty goals and fulfilled a dream as the Caps choice for the All-Star game. "I was shaking when I hit the ice," he recalled. "Seeing all those guys?Lafleur, Dryden, Esposito, Orr. You can't beat a thrill like that!"
Maple Leaf Legends
Dupere was a penalty killing specialist and extraordinary faceoff expert for over 400 NHL games with 4 organizations. A large left winger at 6'1" 200lbs, Dupere was a very clean player, picking up only 66 penalty minutes in his 8 year NHL career.
Captain of Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Olympics
Member of the Czech Hall of Fame
55 points in 66 WC Games
Regina Leader Post, Apr 24, 1979
Ebermann brought out the worst in the young Canadian defenders with four goals
The Associated Press, May 7, 1977
The Czech heroes against Sweden were goalie Vladimir Dzurilla and fast skating, hard shooting Bohuslav Ebermann
Player in 1971 All-Star Game
126 G, 233 A, 359 PTs in 692 GPs (6 30 pt seasons)
Hockey Draft Central:
Formed outstanding forward penalty-killing duo with Bill Clement for Atlanta in 1975-76 and 1976-77 ... Was a personal friend of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel
Legends of Hockey
It was at that time that the fledgling St. Louis Blues traded for his rights along with a handful of other recruits. Ecclestone had a reasonable degree of success during his three-plus seasons with the club. He potted a modest share of points each year, especially during the playoffs, and covered his own end with a competent touch.
By 1970-71, the Blues' management became unhappy with Red Berenson's alliance with the NHL Players' Association. Ecclestone dabbled with the collective as well and, as a slap on the wrist, received a one-way ticket to the Motor City. With the Wings, he enjoyed the club's chemistry but grew to hate the fact that the team was a perennial loser. By 1973 he had had enough. He requested a trade that was accommodated with a transfer to Toronto.
With the Leafs Ecclestone was unable to establish any kind of momentum, thanks, for the most part, to shoulder and rib injuries that kept him on the sidelines. As a result, his rights were traded to the Washington Capitals who, in turn, passed him along on the same day to the Atlanta Flames.
In Georgia, Ecclestone found a role for himself as a veteran forward who was sufficiently versatile to fill gaps wherever they emerged. He kept up the pace until he injured his knee in 1978. At that point the club recruited him to serve as an assistant coach?a position he maintained until the club moved to Calgary.
10th in Assists 1931
65 G, 40 A, 105 PTs, 273 GP
Ottawa Hockey Legends:
Described as a solid checker who could chip in on offense, left winger Bill Touhey played in 273 NHL games, most notably in his hometown with the original Ottawa Senators. He 65 goals, 40 assists and 105 points in his career.
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