THE PLAYERS:


Just some of an ever-growing list of players from Thunder Bay, whose efforts helped bolster the Lakehead’s distinction as the premier hockey community in all of Canada.

Photos courtesy NHL.com, Hockey Hall of Fame & Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Jack Adams
Sept. 9, 2019: Hall of Famer Adams holds special distinction
July 16, 2020: Hockey Hall of Fame Bio
Aug. 17, 2021: Adams led the way behind the bench

John Adams

Rick Adduono

Alex Auld

Pete Backor
Jan. 18, 2022: Backor was an all-star defenceman

Pete Bakovic

Stan Baluik
Sept. 21, 2021: Local legends: Stan Baluik

John Bednarski

Steve Black

Mackenzie Blackwood

Bob Bodak

Gus Bodnar

Danny Bois

Robert Bortuzzo

Bart Bradley

Rick Bragnalo

Mike Busniuk

Ron Busniuk

Larry Cahan

Ray Ceresino

Marc Chorney

Taylor Chorney

Tom Cook

Dave Creighton

Frank Daley

Alex Delvecchio
NHL’s Top 100 Players feature

Lee Fogolin Jr.

Lee Fogolin Sr.
Jan. 11, 2022: Fogolin excelled as player and behind the bench

Bruce Gamble

Dave Gatherum

Pete Goegan

Danny Gruen

BobBattleshipKelly

Jim Haggarty

WilfSmokeyHarris

Jeff Heerema

Mike Hordy

Tony Hrkac won the Hobey Baker Award as the Top Player in all of U.S. college hockey for the 1986-87 campaign. His 116 points that season at the University of North Dakota is still an NCAA D-I record.

Bill Houlder

Tony Hrkac

Steve Hrymnak

Carter Hutton

Haley Irwin

James Jarvis

Jason Jaspers

Trevor Johansen

Greg Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Eddie Kachur

Dick Kotanen

Edgar Laprade

David Latta

Pentti Lund, left, presented the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year from the NHL president Clarence Campbell in 1949. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

Trevor Letowski

Danny Lewicki

Pentti Lund

Scott King

Murdo MacKay

Norm Maciver

Connie Madigan

Lou Marcon

Jim McLeod

Stu McNeill

Rudy Migay

Matt Murray

Lou Nistico

Dennis Owchar

Steve Passmore

Walt Poddubny

Bud Poile

Don Poile

Greg Puhalski

Nelson Pyatt

Taylor Pyatt

Tom Pyatt

Steve Rucchin

Charlie Sands

John Schella

Patrick Sharp

GeorgeRedSpooner

Eric Staal

Jared Staal

Jordan Staal

Marc Staal

Vern Stenlund

Wayne Stephenson

Gaye Stewart

Ralph Stewart

Joe Szura

Ron Talakoski

Mike Tomlak

Ted Tucker

Vic Venasky

Gary Veneruzzo

Katie Weatherston

Alex Wellington

Rob Whistle

GordonPhatWilson

Murray Wing

Steve Wojciechowski

Benny Woit

More to come …