I knew a guy who worked here (Westbank) at Home Depot, who claimed to be a Sutter brother.
****. that's crazy. That is him. About 3 threads just came together in my head. I remember my friend worked with Gary, and he ws seriously bitter about being the Sutter that didn't make the NHL, even if that's not what is held as true. I remember the Home Depot staff winning the lottery, but i never connected that to the "Sutter that my buddy knew"... and then this thread, here. Crazy.
Not alot more of the pros come from there as its the home of a hockey school. Guys like Tomas Jonsson, Samuel Påhlsson, Kallur and so on where born elsewhere. We could add Sundström to the list. I'll do Värmland as it has no major city of note except for Karlstad.
Team Värmland (players from Karlstad markedd with a *)
Coach: Conny Evensson
B-Å Gustafsson - Ulf Sterner - Arvedsson*
Pelle Prestberg - Thomas Steen - Peter Nordström
5 Sutter brothers and the udder brother, who was supposedly the best of the bunch, stayed home to run the farm.
Make that six Sutter brothers.....Brian, Daryl, Duane, Brent, and the twins, Ron and Rich. That's two centres, two Left wngs and two right wings. No dmen or goalies though and they call themselves a hockey town!
BC really didn't produce any players for the NHL pre expansion though. Not sure when the Burnaby and north shore winter clubs really took off but they drive alot of prospects these days.
Ya, thats very true. Prior to the 67 Expansion just two guys, John Ferguson of course, and another guy by the name of Rich Healey who played a single game for Detroit in the early 60's.... Burnabys' Winter Club was founded in 56, North Shore in 58.