- 1903 Stanley Cup Champion
- WPHL champions 1903-04
- UOVHL champs 1907-08
- 1st All-Star WPHL 1903-04
- Frequently captain of his club
Spittal is of course best known for his brutal attack on Cecil Blatchford in 1907. He was arrested along with Harry and Alf Smith. The hockey world protected him and refused to testify against him. He was released and found not guilty. This was perhaps the first instance of the hockey institution resisting intervention by law enforcement and reinforcing its desire to police itself. It actually happened the next year with Oren Frood as well, although the details are much more muddy. It could be that this was not a deliberate attack, or an attack at all.
RW Vlastimil Bubnik
T-2nd All-Time Points in Winter Olympics (tied with Kharlamov & Harry Watson)
IIHF Hall of Fame
1x Olympic Bronze Medalist
121 career goals in 127 games for Czech-Slovakian National Team
306 goals in 287 Czech Extraliga Games
Czech Hockey Hall of Fame Member
11x Czechslovakian Extraliga Champion
1x World Championships Best Forward ('63-64)
1x World Championships Most Goals ('54-55)
3x World Championship Medalist (2 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Captain of HC Kometa Brno for 12 straight seasons
At the turn of the 1960s, this right winger, a native son of Kelč, belonged to the best European ice hockey players. Together with the national team, he has won altogether four medals at world ice hockey championships and the bronze medal at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics (1964) where he was the team`s captain. While in the national team, he has scored 121 goals. Also an excellent football player, he brought the bronze medal from the 1960 World Championship. Bubník played the majority of his ice hockey and football matches in Brno.
When it comes to first names, look no further than two-time Stanley Cup champion (1895, 1897) top-10 scorer from the 1890s: Shirley Davidson. Shirley is said to have died in a suicide pact with the woman he loved after her rich and respected father refused to allow them to marry. Them were different times, over a century ago.
My personal favorite for name on back of the Jersey: Pekka Rautakallio.
Rauta = iron, kallio = rock.
I'd say that's pretty sweet hockey name.
I think this one's not too funny for you english speaking hockey fans, but we Finns think former Hurricanes prospect Damian Surma had pretty cool name. "Surma" is death. Elinan surma = (violent) death of Elina. (One who kills someone is "surmaaja".)