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01-05-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 57special View Post
At the Junior B rinks there would be a mop and bucket of water on hand to wipe up the on ice blood spills. All teams had at least one heavy duty enforcer, and at least a couple more that could use their fists. Some teams had way more fighters than that. All players were expected to drop the gloves if it was an even match (I.e. 15 year old vs. 15 year old).
Ah yes, the old mop and bucket. My now departed yet not forgotten hometown Streetsville Derbys (Junior B) were notorious. Never mind one or two enforcers, they were legendary for dressing some of the toughest S.O.B.'s around. From what I'm told by those who watched them in the 70's teams playing them would routinely get the 'Philly Flu' similar to what NHL teams would get when they had to face the Flyers.
That being said, they were also a legendary powerhouse that won a string of league titles over two decades and a Sutherland Cup in the late 70's.

It was tough yet skilled hockey. Wow I miss those Junior B days.

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