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09-29-2013, 12:57 PM
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Sanf
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Well in 60s there was atleast Ted Maki and Henry Akervall (played also in Finland) who were Finnish-Canadians. Dont remember the years.

There is the case of Hugo Mackie in 1937 Kimberley Dynamiters. Many Finns were creative when they "translated" their name. Pronunciation of Finnish surname Mki actually sounds pretty much same that Mckay or Mackie so many seemed to translate their surname that way. But A) Im not 100% sure was that the case with Hugo B) He actually fractured his skull before the world championships so Im not sure if he actually played or was he just part of the team.

Yes Duke (Dulio) "Ill meet you at halfway" Scodellaro was Italian-Canadian goalie. Was a roaming goalie in a time when it wasnt popular style. Was on NY Rangers training camp (edit. sorry remembered this wrong. It was Lester Patricks Hockey School) at 35 (didnt manage to impress Lester Patrick) and had try out with Bruins in 39. Guy Patrick wanted him badly to Vancouver Lions in Pacific Coast Hockey League and write him a letter containing ten reasons why he shoud begin his professional career. I guess he wasnt intrested and never played as professional.

Lot of trivia.


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