Friday, July 15, 2005

Hockey Innovator Dies at Age 91

Somehow lost in all the hoopla of the CBA agreement, there was a news story that slipped by most bloggers eyes, but not by this keen reporter!

The hockey world is saddened by the news that the inventor of the slapshot, Alex Shibicky, had gone on to the golden hockey rink in the sky last weekend. He played for the New York Rangers and was one of the surviving members of the 1940 Stanley Cup wining team. He scored 110 goals and 91 assists in his brief NHL career.

Originally a Winnipeg native, Shibicky lived in South Surrey, British Columbia. He is survived by his wife and 5 children.

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