"First always respect the game, remember its history,
and honor those who came before you..."
Online since November, 2002
1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds
1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds (NAHL)
(1976 Lockhart Cup Champions)
Top Row: Dave "Sudsy" Settlemyre (Trainer), Richard "Pez" Campeau, Mike Bradbury, George "Swarby" Swarbrick, Peter Cahill, Michel "Itchy" Plante, Jim "Turk" Evers (Equipment Manager).
Middle Row: Bruce "Scoop" Cooper (PR), Don "Hayser" Hay, Dan Nelson, Ray "Shooter" Schultz, Mark "Bosco" Bousquet, Les "J.C." Crozier, Mike "Kono" Penasse.
Bottom Row: Rejean "Reggie" Lemelin, Gordie "The Roadhog" Brooks, Bobby "B.C." Collyard, Gregg "Pill" Pilling (GM/Coach), Dean "Deano" Boylan, Randy "Wizzard" Osburn, Loren "Mooner" Molleken.
 
...I have worked in pro hockey in Philadelphia and Hershey (Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phantoms, Philadelphia Firebirds, Hershey Bears) since 1969 as a freelance writer, PR man, historian, statistician, and in radio/TV broadcasting. I have written well over 2,000 articles (many for team programs of the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia Firebirds (NAHL), Hershey Bears (AHL), Richmond Robins (AHL), Maine Mariners (AHL), and others, as well as three books on hockey -- "Conditioning for Hockey: Year Round" (co-authored with Pat Croce) Leisure Press, 1983; "The Hockey Trivia Book" (co-authored with Gene Hart) Leisure Press, 1984; and ten chapters in "Professional Sports Teams Histories - Hockey"Gale Research Co., 1994. (In addition to my hockey books, I have written and/or edited four books on North American (US and Canada) railroad history including "Riding the Transcontinental Rails: Overland Travel on the Pacific Railroad 1865-1881" Polyglot Press, 2005, 445-pages, Illustrated. and "The Classic Western American Railroad Routes" (320 pages, Illustrated). I have also appeared extensively in two documentary films relating to the history of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers: "History of the Philadelphia Flyers" (Warner Home Video, 2007) produced by NHL Productions, and "The Broad Street Bullies" (HBO Sports, 2010) and am currently co-producing a feature length documentary film on the life and times of my long time broadcasting colleague and close personal friend, the late Hockey Hall of Fame "Voice" of the Flyers, Gene Hart. In my various capacities I worked and/or attended over 3,000 professional hockey games.

For additional detailed information on my background please also visit my Wikipedia User Page.

Bruce "Scoop" Cooper


BCC Composite

©1969-2002-2014 Bruce C. Cooper

Click on the links below to see
some of my Hockey History Pages...

Hershey Park Arena: 1936-2002

A 60th Anniversary History of the AHL Hershey Bears: 1938-1998

Frank Mathers: Thanks for the Memories....

The Philadelphia-Hershey Hockey Wars of 1938-39

A Brief History of the American Hockey League
& Minor Pro Hockey in Philadelphia: 1927-2005

Scoop's Personal Hockey Images

"Slap Shot" Visits the Phantoms

1975-76 & 1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds Image Gallery


1975-76 Philadelphia Firebirds Highlight Film

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BCC & Howes

In the Philadelphia Flyers' pressbox with two good friends of many decades: 

Father and son Hockey Hall of Famers Gordie & Mark Howe.

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See also some of my other websites:

DigitalImageServices.com

ThePalaceHotel.org

TranscontinentalRails.com

BMLRR.com

The Central Pacific Railroad
Photographic History Museum
(CPRR.org)

My Wikipedia User Page (Centpacrr)

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Email me at:

Scoop@HockeyScoop.net


©1969-2002-2014
Bruce C. Cooper
HockeyScoop.net