Lauri Mononen, a Finnish Hall of Famer, has passed away at the age of 68. Mononen, a native of Joensuu, was a trailblazer in Finnish hockey when he in 1975 signed a professional contract with the Phoenix Roadrunners in the World Hockey Association. He died yesterday in Kesalahti.
Mononen began his career in the outdoor rinks in Joensuu, following in the footsteps of his brother Erkki, also a national team player, first to the Joensuu JoKP men’s team as a 16-year-old and then to Lahti where he made his breakthrough.
He made his national team debut as a 18-year-old in an exhibition game against Poland – and scored a hat trick. At the 1969 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, he scored two goals and seven points in nine games, tied for team lead in points.
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The 2018 Hartford Whalers Top Row: Scott Daniels, Wayne Babych, Dave Babych, Rick Ley, Yvon Corriveau, Jeff Brubaker, David Jensen, Bill Bennett, Mike Corrigan, Don Nachbaur, Jordy Douglas, Bottom Row: Chuck Kaiton, Marty Howe, Paul Lawless, Dr. Hook, Bob Crawford, Brian Propp, Andre Lacroix, Norm Barnes.
We will be attending the Hartford Whalers Reunion Luncheon this Saturday, July 28. We'll be there and we hope you will be there, too!
Get your tickets today and enjoy a great day with the Whalers.
Thanks to the Hartford Yard Goats for celebrating Whalers history.
An Unofficial List of Expected Whalers Reunion Attendees.
We were proud to work with "Hockey Cares for Kids" with three anti-bullying street hockey events this weekend. Players participating: Glen Featherstone, David A. Jensen and Tommy Songin.
Today’s guest is Shannon Lewandoski
Shannon is not an ex-pro player but he is an integral part of the hockey community.
Shannon is a Financial Planner in Greater St. Louis and an avid adult hockey player, who created the popular LinkedIn Group “Hockey Player Doing Business Together” in 2010. That group has since grown to over 41,000 members and has recently merged with
Hockey Players in Business (HPIB)—an international, not-for-profit network designed to help former and current hockey players build their business networks, continue their professional development, and most importantly, give back to the sport that has helped shape us all.
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