"First always respect the
those who came before you..."
Online since November, 2002
(1976 Lockhart Cup Champions)
Top Row: Dave "Sudsy"
Richard "Pez" Campeau, Mike Bradbury, George "Swarby"
Swarbrick, Peter Cahill, Michel "Itchy" Plante, Jim
Evers (Equipment Manager).
Middle Row: Bruce
(PR), Don "Hayser" Hay, Dan Nelson,
Mark "Bosco" Bousquet, Les "J.C."
Crozier, Mike "Kono"
Bottom Row: Rejean "Reggie"
Lemelin, Gordie "The
Roadhog" Brooks, Bobby "B.C." Collyard,
Pilling (GM/Coach), Dean "Deano" Boylan, Randy "Wizzard"
Osburn, Loren "Mooner" Molleken.
have worked in pro hockey in
Philadelphia and Hershey (Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phantoms,
Philadelphia Firebirds, Hershey Bears) since 1969 as a
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
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
Rails: Overland Travel on the Pacific Railroad 1865-1881"
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
(Warner Home Video, 2007) produced by NHL Productions, and
Broad Street Bullies"
(HBO Sports, 2010) and am currently co-producing a feature
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
For additional detailed information on my background please also visit
Click on the
links below to see
some of my Hockey History Pages...
Hershey Park Arena:
60th Anniversary History of the AHL Hershey Bears Hockey Club: 1938-1998
Mathers: Thanks for the Memories....
Philadelphia-Hershey Hockey Wars of 1938-39
A Concise History of
the American Hockey League
Hockey in Philadelphia: 1927-2009
"Slap Shot" Visits
1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds Image Gallery
Appearance on "The Heart of the Rink Hockey Show"
with Frank Block -- January 9. 2015
Interview of Mike "Doc" Emrick of the NHL on NBC
by Jeff "Bones" Quake of WESS-FM
April 2, 2015 (22 minutes)
1975-76 Philadelphia Firebirds Highlight Film
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Philadelphia Flyers' pressbox with two good friends
of many decades:
Father and son
Hockey Hall of Famers Gordie & Mark Howe.
See also some of my other websites:
Central Pacific Railroad
My Wikipedia User Page (Centpacrr)
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