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McFalone, Brian. McFalone. Guelph, ON: MainStreet Press, 1997.

AB: This book provides excellent accounts of the hockey and post-hockey careers of 200 former NHL players including many members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Included are:


  • Dryden, Dave, p 71-73, AB: Pulled out of the stands at 19 to tend goal for the New York Rangers, Dave Dryden was launched into professional hockey were he played for a number of teams, including Edmonton, between 1961 and 1979. After retiring from the game, Dryden went on to a second successful career as an educator.
  • Bucyk, Johnny, p48, AB: Inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996, Johnny "The Chief" Buyck spent his hockey career with Detroit and Boston from 1955 to 1978. After his last season, Buyck worked as a broadcaster and manger for the Bruins' alumni association.
  • Gadsby, Bill, p97-99, AB: Born in Calgary in 1927 and inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 1986, Bill Gadsby had a long running hockey career as a defenseman for Chicago, New York and Detroit. After retiring from the NHL, Gadsby opened a series of hockey training camps across the US and Canada.
  • Howatt, Garry, p.139 AB: Born in Grand Center, Alberta in 1952, Garry Howatt played left wing for New York, Hartford and New Jersey from 1972 to 1984. Since leaving hockey, Howatt started his own golf course in New Jersey.
  • Howell, Harry, p140-141, AB: In 1976, Harry Howell spent his final year in hockey playing for the Calgary Cowboys. After leaving the ice, Howell ended up in management eventually acting as pro scout for the Edmonton Oilers.
  • Ingarfield, Earl, p141, AB: Hailing from Alberta, Ingarfield made Lethbridge his home all his life and was inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 2007 after being active in hockey over 50 years as a player and scout.
  • Joyal, Ed, p144-145 AB: Raised in St. Albert, Ed Joyal spent his hockey career primarily in the United States before returning home to the Edmonton Oilers for 4 years before retiring. He and his wife went on to start their own real estate business.
  • Leiter, Bob, p. 160 AB: Bob Leiter played his final 53 games with the Calgary Cowboys in 1975 before retiring and starting an insurance business.
  • Lysiak, Tom, p. 160, AB: Tom Lysiak was born in High Prairie in 1954 and played for Atlanta and Chicago as centre from 1973 to 1986. He retired to Georgia to pursue a number of business ventures.
  • McKenzie, Johnny, p. 186-187, AB: Born in High River, Johnny McKenzie spent as much time in Alberta as he did outside of it, using his off season to work as a rodeo rider throughout his NHL and WHA career. After that, Johnny tried his hand at running a bank with services aimed at professional athletes.
  • Shand, Dave, p. 243-244 AB: Born in Cold Lake Alberta, Dave Shand played defense from 1976 to 1985 before completing a graduate degree in law and becoming a lawyer.
  • Stasiuk, Vic, p. 243-244, AB: A long time player and coach from Lethbridge, Vic Stasiuk lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup in 1967 and was inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.
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