In Episode 12 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast, we’ll play three periods:
In Period 1 we talk classic New York Rangers Hockey with George Grimm, the author of “We Did Everything But Win: An Oral History of the Emile Francis Era New York Rangers (1964–1976)” …. We focus our discussion on two franchise-altering trades with the Boston Bruins in the 1970s and one potential blockbuster deal involving a Bruins Hall of Famer that would have changed the course of history for both teams.
In Period 2 we welcome hockey historian and the voice of the Boston Bruins Alumni our good friend John Horrigan, who has an entertaining talk with four-time Stanley Cup Champion and NHL All Star Mike Krushelnyski. Originally produced for the “Bruins Alumni TV” series, this interview was recorded at the recent NHL Alumni Pro-Am outside of Boston.
Period 3 features a remembrance of Finnish hockey star and former WHA Phoenix Roadrunner Lauri Mononen, who passed away on August 5th 2018. Mononen, who played two WHA seasons, was one of many Finns who played in the WHA. That includes Hexi Riirhanta, Veli Pekka Ketola, Matti Hagman, Markus Mattson and Roadrunners teammates Juhani Tamminimen, Seppo Repo and Pekka Rautakllio.
Selected to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991, Mononen, represented Finland in six World Championships, one Olympics and a U18 European Championship.
For insights on the life and career of Laurie Mononen, we welcomed back his teammate in Phoenix, Jerry Rollins.
The 12th Episode of the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast is presented byhockeytournaments.com. If you’re looking to play in a tournament or just list your tournament just visit hockeytournaments.com.
Host: Mark Willand
George Grimm's “We Did Everything but Win” on Amazon.com
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