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Babán, József (- ) 
Defenceman. 
International Career : Played for Hungary at the 1964 Olympics.
Babando, Pete (1925- )
Born in Braebum, Pennsylvania, USA. Left-wing. 
Club Career : Played for Boston Olympics 1945-46, Hershey Bears 1946-47, Boston Bruins 1947-49, Detroit Red Wings 1949-50, Chicago Blackhawks 1950-52, Chicago Blackhawks & New York Rangers 1952-53, Buffalo Bisons 1953-57, North Bay Trappers 1957-58, Whitby Dunlops 1958-60 and Clinton Comets 1960-67.
Medals : Won the Calder Cup 1947.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1950.
Babcock, Bobby (1968- )
Born in Agincourt, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Washington Capitals 11th pick (208th overall) in the 1986 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1985-87, Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds & Cornwall Royals 1987-88, Cornwall Royals 1988-89, Baltimore Skipjacks 1989-90, Washington Capitals & Baltimore Skipjacks 1990-91, Baltimore Skipjacks 1991-92, Washington Capitals & Baltimore Skipjacks & Hampton Roads Admirals 1992-93 and Binghamton Rangers 1993-94.
Babcock, Mike (1963- )
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Coached Canada (Junior) in 1996-97.
Club Career (playing) :
Played for Saskatoon Blades 1980-81, Kelowna Rockets 1982-83, McGill University 1983-87 and Whitley Warriors 1987-88. 
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Red Deer College 1988-91, Moose Jaw Warriors 1991-93, Lethbridge Pronghorns 1993-94, Spokane Chiefs 1994-00, Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 2000-02, Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2002-05 and Detroit Red Wings 2005- .
Medals : Won the Canadian Western Athletic Association Championship in 1989.
Won the CIAU Championship in 1994.
Won the WHL West Division Championship 1996 & 2000.
Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1996-97 (coach).
Won the Stanley Cup in 2008 (coach).
Honours :
WHL West Division Coach of the Year 1996 & 2000.
Canada West Coach of the Year 1994.
Canadian Western Athletic Association Coach of the Year Award 1988-89.
BIHWA All-Star defenceman 1987.
Captain of McGill University.
Babe, Warren (1968- )
Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Left-wing. Minnesota North Stars 1st pick (12th overall) in the 1986 NHL Amateur Draft. Missed the entire 1989-90 season through a head injury.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) 1987-88.
Club Career : Played for Lethbridge Broncos 1984-86, Swift Current Broncos 1986-87, Kamloops Blazers & Minnesota North Stars & Kalamazoo Wings 1987-88, Minnesota North Stars & Kalamazoo Wings 1988-89 and Minnesota North Stars & Kalamazoo Wings 1990-91.
Babich, Evgeny (1921-1972)
Born in the USSR. Right-wing. A fast and fearless player with a very good technique. Formed one of the most dangerous lines in Soviet hockey during the 1950's with Vselovod Bobrov and Viktor Suvalov. Played 170 league games (140 goals). He was also a great football (soccer) player and won the Russian Championship in 1946-47 with CDKA Moscow. 
International Career : Played for the USSR 59 times (18 goals). 
Club Career : Played for CDKA Moscow 1940-50, VVS Moscow 1950-53 and CDSA Moscow 1953-57. Coached SKA 1962-63.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1956.
Won World Championship gold in 1954.
Won the USSR League in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955 & 1956.
Honours : Elected to the Russian Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 (player).
Babin, Mickaël (- )
Forward.
International Career :
Played for France in the 1992 Olympics and the 1992, 1993 & 1994 World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for HC Rouen 1990-91.
Honours : Won the Jean-Pierre Graff Trophy in 1990-91.
Babin, Mitch (1954- )
Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. Centre. St Louis Blues 10th pick (180th overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Club Career : Played for Denver Spurs 1974-75, St Louis Blues & Providence Reds 1975-76, Kansas City Blues 1976-77, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1977-78 and VEU Feldkirch 1978-79.
Babinov, Sergei (1955- )
Born in Chelyabinsk, USSR. Defenceman. A dependable blueliner who was tough and aggressive in front of his own net without taking too many stupid penalties. Played 452 league games (39 goals). 
International Career : Played for USSR (Junior) in the 1974 World & European Junior Championship. Played for the USSR 188 times (15 goals) in the 1976 Olympics, the 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982 & 1983 World Championships and the 1976 & 1981 Canada Cups
Club Career : Played for Traktor Chelyabinsk HC 1969-75, Krylia Sovetov Moscow 1975-77 and CSKA Moscow 1977-86.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1976.
Won World Championship gold in 1979, 1981, 1982 & 1983. 
Won the USSR League in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986.
Babka, Daniel (1972- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Slovakia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Babych, Dave (1961- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. Drafted in 1980 (2nd) by Winnipeg Jets.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1980-81. Played for Canada in the 1981 & 1989 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Portland Winter Hawks 1977-80, Winnipeg Jets 1980-85, Hartford Whalers 1985-91, Vancouver Canucks 1991-98, Philadelphia Flyers 1998-99 and Los Angeles Kings 1999- .
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1989.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1983 & 1984.
Babych, Wayne (1958- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Right-wing. Drafted in 1978 (3rd) by St Louis Blues.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1977-78. Played for Canada in the 1979 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Oil Kings 1974-76, Portland Winter Hawks 1976-78, St Louis Blues 1978-84, Pittsburgh Penguins 1984-85, Quebec Nordiques 1985-86 and Hartford Whalers & Binghamton Whalers 1986-87.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1981.
Baca, Jergus (1965- )
Born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Not a very fast or technical player, but a hard hitting, strong defenceman in front of his own goal.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia in the 1989 and 1990 World Championships and the 1991 Canada Cup. He then played for Slovakia in the 1997 and 1998 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for VSZ Kosice 1987-90, Hartford Whalers 1990-92, Springfield Indians 1990-93, Milwaukee Admirals 1993-94, Leksands IF 1994-95, HC Olomouc 1996-97 and HC Kosice 1996-98.
Honours : Czechoslovakian Rookie of the Year 1988.
Czechoslovakian All-Star First Team 1989 and 1990.
Bachelet, Benoit (1974- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for France in the 1999 & 2000 World Championship Qualification Tournaments, the 1999, 2000 & 2004 World Championships, the 2002 Olympics and the 2002 & 2003 World Championship Division I.
Club Career : Played for HC Grenoble 1992-93 and Milano 24.
Medals : Won World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2002.
Won World Championship Division I (Group B) gold in 2003.
Honours : Won the Raymond Dewas Trophy in 1992-93.
Bachelet, Simon (1977- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 2002 & 2005 World Championship Division I, the 2004 Olympic Pre-Qualification Tournament and the 2005 Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Club Career : Played for Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups.
Medals : Won World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2002.
Won World Championship Division I (Group B) silver in 2005.
Bachet, Vincent (1978- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 2000 & 2004 Olympic Pre-Qualification Tournament, the 2000 & 2004 World Championships, the 2001 & 2005 Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005 World Championship Division I and the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Caen and Amiens Gothiques.
Medals : Won the 2001 World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2001 & 2002.
Won World Championship Division I (Group B) gold in 2003.
Won World Championship Division I (Group B) silver in 2005.
Bachvarov, Stefan (1958- )
Born in Bulgaria. General Manager of Bulgaria (Junior) at the 2001-02 & 2003-04 World Championship (Junior U20) Division III and the 2003-04 World Championship (Junior U18) Division III.
International Career : Coached Bulgaria (Junior) in the 1998-99 (assistant) & 1999-00 (assistant) World Championship (Junior) Pool D.
Bacilek, Stanislav (1929- )
Born in Kladno, Czech Republic. Defenceman. Played 15 league seasons - over 350 games (65 goals). A defenceman with great sense and smartness on the ice. Also known for his accurate passes. 
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 71 times (12 goals) in seven World Championships 1953-59 and the 1956 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for SK Krocehlavy 1942-50, SONP Kladno 1950-52, Kridla Vlasti 1952-54, Sparta Praha 1954-55, Poldo Kladno 1955-67, Unhost 1967-68, SG Cortina 1969-71. Trained VTZ Chomutov 1972-73 and TJ Kolin 1973-74.
Back Check
To hinder an opponent who is trying to reach his attacking zone.
"Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective" [web site] [web site kids version]
One of the most popular websites created and hosted by the Library and Archives of Canada. There are two versions of the site, with the second version titled "Backcheck, Hockey for Kids" - each is available in English and French.
"Backcheck, Hockey for Kids"
See Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective
Backer, Gusty De (- )
Born in Belgium. President of the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation from 1945 to 1949.
Backhand Shot
A shot made by a player using the back of the stick in the opposite motion to his normal shot.
Backor, Peter (1919- )
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs 1944-45.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1945.
Backstop
Another term used to refer to a goalie/netminder.
Backstrom, Ralph (1937- )
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played for Canada (WHA All-Stars) in 1974 against the USSR.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1956-70, Montreal Canadiens & Los Angeles Kings 1970-71, Los Angeles Kings 1971-72, Los Angeles Kings & Chicago Blackhawks 1972-73, Chicago Cougars 1973-75, Denver Spurs & Ottawa Civics & New England Whalers 1975-76 and New England Whalers 1976-77.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969.
Honours : Won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1959.
Won the Paul H Deneau Trophy 1973-74.
NHL All-Star Roster 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1965 & 1967.
Backyard Rinks Ltd [web site]
Barrie, Ontario, Canada. A company founded by Damian Agostini in 1993 that supplies and installs temporary ice rink equipment. The company aslo manufacture do-it-yourself ice rink kits and accessories including steel nets, ice grooming tools, rink covers, dasher boards and BYR wear.
Bacon, Richard (- )
Forward.
Club Career : Played for Streatham 1975-76.
Honours : Southern League (South) All-Star centre 1975-76.
Bad Nauheim (EC Bad Nauheim)
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Germany. Played in German Bundesliga.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Bad Tölz (EC Bad Tölz)
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Germany. Played in German Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga 1979-81.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Honours :
Won the German Championship in 1962 & 1966.
Won the Bundesliga 1961-62 & 1965-66.
Bae, Young-Ho (1972- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for South Korea in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Baek, Seung-Hoon (1977- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for South Korea in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Baie-Comeau (Le Drakkar de Baie-Comeau)
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Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada. Founded in 1996. Joined the QMJHL in 1997-98.
Home ice : Henry-Leonard Centre
Team colours :
Bailes, Craig (- )
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1995-96.
Bailey, Chris (1972- )
Born in Marietta, New York, USA. Played both forward & defence.
International Career : Played for USA (Women) in the 1998 & 2002 Olympics (Women) and the 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 1998.
Won Olympic (Women) silver in 2002.
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001.
Bailey, Garnet  'Ace' (1948-2001)
Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. Left-wing. At the time of his death he was the Los Angeles Kings Director of Pro Scouting. He and scout Mark Bavis were passengers on the second of the two hijacked flights (United Airlines Flight 175) that were deliberately crashed into New York City's World Trade Center on the 11th September 2001.
Club Career : Played for Oklahoma City Blazers 1967-68, Boston Bruins & Hershey Bears 1968-69, Boston Bruins 1969-70, Boston Bruins & Oklahoma City Blazers 1970-71, Boston Bruins 1971-72, Boston Bruins & Detroit Red Wings 1972-73, Detroit Red Wings & St Louis Blues 1973-74, St Louis Blues & Washington Capitals 1974-75, Washington Capitals 1975-78, Edmonton Oilers 1978-79, Houston Apollos 1979-80 and Wichita Wind 1980-81.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1972.
Bailey, Grant (1977- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1992-96, Swindon Icelords 1996-97 and Swindon Chill 1997-99.
Bailey, Irvine Wallace 'Ace' (1903-1992)
Born in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. The first NHL All-Star game was played as a benefit game for Ace Bailey following a career ending injury.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs 1926-34.
Medals :
Won the Stanley Cup in 1932.
Honours :
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.
NHL Leading Scorer 1929 (See Art Ross Trophy)
His number 6 jersey has been retired by Toronto Maple Leafs. (When Ace Bailey was about 70 years old, he asked the Leafs to give his retired number 6 jersey to Ron Ellis. Ellis then wore that number, instead of his previous number 8, until his own retirement, at which time the Leafs returned the number 6 to the rafters.) 
Baillie, George (1919- )
Born in East Grange, Scotland.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1948.
Bain, Donald H 'Dan' (1874-1962)
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Centre. Often referred to as Manitoba's greatest athlete of all-time - he won significant championships over a span of more than 35 years. He won the Manitoba three-mile roller skating title, he was a champion gymnast of Winnipeg and the one-mile bicycle racing champion for three years between 1894-96. He won the Canadian trap-shooting title in Toronto. He also won championships in speed-skating, figure skating, roller skating, snow-shoeing, lacrosse and golf. He scored the first Stanley Cup winning goal scored in overtime (see Firsts).
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Victorias 1895-1902.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1896 & 1901.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 (one of the 12 original Hall of Fame inductees in 1945).
Baird, Josef 'Joe' (1980- )
Club Career : Played for Basingstoke Beavers 1994-95 and Basingstoke Bison 1995-96.
Baker, Bill (- )
Defenceman.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1980.
Honours : Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 (player - 1980 US Olympic Team).
Baker, Eddie (- )
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats 1928-29.
Medals : Won the Allan Cup with Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1929.
Baker, Hobart Amery Hare 'Hobey' (1892-1917)
Born in Wissahickon, Pennsylvania, USA. He was so dominant that the teams he played for were often referred to as 'Baker and six other players'. He had legendary status not only in the hockey rink - he also excelled in American football, golf, track, swimming and gymnastics. He joined the Lafayette Esquadrille flying unit during World War I. He survived the war but crashed shortly thereafter while testing a new plane. Princeton's arena was named after him and the Hobey Baker Award is awarded in his name.
Club Career : Played for St Paul 1907-10, Princeton University 1910-13 and St Nicholas 1913-16.
Medals : Won the Ross Cup in 1915.
Honours :
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 (one of the 12 original Hall of Fame inductees in 1945).
United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 (one of the original inductees). 
Baker, Laurie (1976- )
Centre.
International Career :
Played for USA (Women) in the 1998 & 2002 Olympics (Women) and the 1997 & 2000 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 1998.
Won Olympic (Women) silver in 2002.
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1997 & 2000.
Baker, Leigh (1974- )
Club Career : Played for Bracknell Bees 1990-96.
Baker, Lennie (1918- )
Born in Rochester, Kent, England.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1948.
Baker, Trevor (1978- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Prince Albert Raiders 1996-98, Fort Saskatchewan Traders 1998-99, Peoria Rivermen & Milwaukee Admirals 1999-00, Chicago Wolves & Peoria Rivermen 2000-01, Peoria Rivermen & Worcester Ice Cats 2001-02, Worcester Ice Cats & Peoria Rivermen 2002-03, Peoria Rivermen 2003-05 and London Racers 2005-06.
Bakersfield Centennial Garden
Bakersfield, California, USA.
Home ice for : Bakersfield Condors
Capacity : 9,000
Ice pad size :
Bakersfield Condors [web site]
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Bakersfield, California, USA. Known as Bakersfield Fog between 1995 and 1998. Played in the West Coast Hockey League 1998-03 and the ECHL 2003- . 
Home ice : Bakersfield Centennial Garden
Team colours : black, white & green
Affiliations have included : Las Vegas Thunder.
General manager : Matthew Riley
Head coach : Paul Kelly, Marty Raymond
Bakersfield Fog
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Bakersfield, California, USA. Founding member of the West Coast Hockey League in 1995. Played in the WCHL 1995-98. Name changed to Bakersfield Condors from the 1998-99 season.
Home ice : Bakersfield Centennial Garden
Team colours : black, white & green
Bakovic, Peter (1965- )
Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career :
Played for Kitchener Rangers & Windsor Spitfires 1983-84, Windsor Spitfires 1984-85, 1985-87, Salt Lake Golden Eagles & Vancouver Canucks 1987-88 and Milwaukee Admirals 1989-91. Coached Milwaukee Admirals 1991-96 (assistant).
Balderis, Helmut (1952- )
Born in Riga, Latvia. Drafted in 1989 (238th) by Minnesota North Stars. He is the oldest player ever drafted in the NHL. He was a figure skater as a boy which helped him to become one of the fastest skaters ever. His fine skating was the main reason he was drafted at the age of 37. Played for USSR 130 times - 58 goals (mostly on a line with Viktor Zhluktov and Sergei Kapustin). Played 462 league games - 333 goals.
International Career : Played for USSR 1976-83 including five World Championships, the 1980 Olympics and the 1976 Canada Cup. Coached (and played two games, scoring 2 goals) for Latvia in 1992. General Manager for Latvia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for Dynamo Riga 1963-77, CSKA Moscow 1977-80, Dynamo Riga 1980-85, Minnesota North Stars 1989-90, Vecmeistars Riga 1991-92, Latvijas Zelts Riga 1992-93 and Essemika Ogre 1994-96.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1978, 1979 & 1983.
Won the USSR League Championship in 1978, 1979 & 1980.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998 (player).
World Championship Best Forward Award 1977.
Best Player in the USSR league 1977. 
USSR league scoring title 1977 (40+23).
USSR league scoring title 1983 (32+32). 
Latvian league scoring title 1993 (76+66).
His number 19 jersey has been retired by Latvia.
Baldi, Mattia (1977- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Balfour, Earl (1933- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Marlboros 1949-51, Toronto Marlboros & Toronto Maple Leafs 1951-52, Pittsburgh Hornets 1952-53, Toronto Maple Leafs & Pittsburgh Hornets 1953-54, Pittsburgh Hornets 1954-55, Toronto Maple Leafs 1955-56, Rochester Americans 1956-57, Toronto Maple Leafs & Rochester Americans 1957-58, Chicago Blackhawks 1958-61 and Pittsburgh Hornets 1961-63.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1961.
Balfour, Murray (1936-1955)
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1957-58, Rochester Americans 1958-59, Chicago Blackhawks 1959-64 and Boston Bruins & Hershey Bears 1964-65.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1961.
Bálint, Attila (1948- )
Left-wing. Had a total of 150 caps for Hungary.
International Career : Played for Hungary in 14 World Championships between 1966 and 1983. 
Club Career : Played for Újpesti Dózsa
Medals : Won five Hungarian Championships.
Balkan League Championship
First contested in 1995. A competition between the top teams from Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia.
Ball, Denis (- )
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of Kansas City Blues 1976-77 (assistant).
Ball, Gerhard (1903-1982)
Born in Berlin, Germany. Netminder. In addition to his International games for Germany, he also played for a European Combination team against the USA and Canada in the early 1930s. He emigrated to South Africa in 1948 and settled in Cape Town. Brother of Heinz Ball and Rudi Ball.
International Career : Played for Germany in the 1932 European Champiosnships and in the 1933 World Championships
Club Career : Played for Berliner SC 1928-29, Berliner SC (from 29th October to 30th March) & London Lions (April & May) 1929-30, Berliner SC 1930-33, ECH St Moritz 1933-34, Diavoli Rossi Neri 1934-36 and SG Eichamp Berlin 1946-48.
Medals : Won the British Championship in 1929-30.
Won European Championship bronze in 1933.
Won the German Championship twice between 1928 and 1933.
Won the Spengler Cup 1934-35.
Ball, Heinz (1907-1966)
Born in Berlin, Germany. Forward. He moved to South Africa in 1936 and represented a South African combination team in the first international game played in Johannesburg in September 1936 against Oxford University. He was appointed manager for the Union Ice Rink in Johannesburg which opened in June 1937. He then moved to Cape Town. Brother of Gerhard Ball and Rudi Ball.
Club Career : Played for Berliner SC 1927-29, Berliner SC (from 29th October to 30th March) & London Lions (April & May) London Lions 1929-30, Berliner SC 1930-33, ECH St Moritz 1933-34, Diavoli Rossi Neri 1934-36 and Johannesburg Lions 1936-37.
Medals : Won the British Championship in 1929-30.
Won the German Championship twice between 1930 and 1933.
Won the Spengler Cup 1934-35.
Ball, Rudi (1910-1975)
Born in Berlin, Germany. Forward. Ball's splendid playing career spanned from 1928 to 1952. He played in total 49 official games for Germany between 1929 and 1938 scoring 19 goals. A real artist at skating and stick handling. Combined with a 'deadly shot' he was one of the most popular and dreaded European ice hockey players in the pre WWII period. He scored over 500 goals in his career. He moved to South Africa in 1948 and stayed in Johannesburg until his death in 1975. Brother of Gerhard Ball and Heinz Ball.
International Career : Played for Germany in the 1932 & 1936 Olympics and in four World Championships (including 1930, 1932 & 1938). 
Club Career : Played for Berliner SC 1928-33, ECH St Moritz 1933-34, Diavoli Rossi Neri 1934-36, Berliner SC 1936-44, SG Eichamp Berlin 1946-48, Tigers IHC 1949-50 and Wolves IHC 1950-51.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1932.
Won World Championship silver in 1930.
Won European Championship gold in 1930.
Won World Championship bronze in 1932.
Won European Championship bronze in 1936 & 1938.
Won the German Championship 8 times between 1928 and 1944.
Won the Spengler Cup 1928-29, 1934-35 & 1935-36.
Won the South African Championship in 1951.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2004 (player)
Ball Hockey
Ball Hockey Action
Founded in Ontario, Canada during the 1970s by Ken White, John Forrest and Paul Coulter. This is a version of ice hockey for non skaters with its own rules & regulations. It is played with an orange no-bounce ball instead of a puck and players wear training shoes rather than skates or roller-blades. It started on the streets of Canada but is now played on the cement surface of rinks in hockey arenas or in gyms and even on asphalt surfaces of parking lots. It has become an organised sport with its own International Championships. For more information contact Ken White by e-mail.
Ballantyne, John (1974- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers 1990-92, Murrayfield Racers & Paisley Pirates 1992-93 and Murrayfield Royals 1995-96.
Ballard, Harold (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977.
Ballard, Robert 'Bob' (- )
Radio and TV broadcaster with the BBC. Started his association with ice hockey in the mid-1980s with BBC Medway where he covered the emergence of the Medway Bears on radio and acted as announcer/match programme editor. Later worked with BBC Radio Sheffield before he moved to Radio Five Live in 1997.  Became the BBC's top presenter/commentator for ice hockey when Barry Davies retired before the Nagano Olympics.
Balogh, János (1948- )
Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Hungary in 11 World Championships 1967-1979. 
Club Career : Played for Budapesti Vasutas SC and Ferencvárosi TC. 
Balon, Dave (1938- )
Born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for New York Rangers 1959-63, Montreal Canadiens 1963-67 (also nine games for Houston Apollos in 1965-66), Minnesota North Stars 1967-68, New York Rangers 1968-71, New York Rangers & Vancouver Canucks 1971-72, Vancouver Canucks 1972-73 and Quebec Nordiques & Binghamton Dusters 1973-74.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1965 & 1966.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1965, 1967, 1968 & 1971.
Baltic Cup
Cup competition sponsored by the Baltica Brewery. Formerly the Izvestia Cup. One of four events that form the Euro Hockey Tour. This tournament is now called the ROSNO Cup after new main sponsor ROSNO - an insurance company.
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 
Home ice for : Baltimore Blades in 1975.
Capacity : 11,271
Ice pad size :
Baltimore Bandits
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Played in the American Hockey League in 1996-97.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1995-97
Baltimore Blades
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Founded 1975. The Blades took over the World Hockey Association franchise of Michigan Stags when the Stags folded in the middle of the 1974-75 season. The Blades became another one season WHA team and folded after the 1974-75 season.
Home ice :
Baltimore Arena
Team colours : red, black, gold & white
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Home ice for : Baltimore Clippers
Capacity : 11,329
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Baltimore Clippers (1945-49)
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League 1945-48 & 1949-50 but folded in December 1949.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Baltimore Clippers (1954-56)
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the Eastern Hockey League 1954-56.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Baltimore Clippers (1962-75)
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the American Hockey League 1962-75 but folded on 23rd January 1975.
Home ice : Baltimore Civic Center
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Kansas City Scouts 1974-75
General manager : Terry Reardon 1974-75
Head coach : Terry Reardon 1970-71, Jim Morrison 1974-75
Baltimore Clippers (1975-77)
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the American Hockey League 1975-76 and the Southern Hockey League 1976-77.
Home ice : Baltimore Civic Center
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : New England Whalers 1975-76, Washington Capitals 1975-76
General manager : Terry Reardon 1975-76
Head coach : Kent Douglas 1975-76
Baltimore Clippers (1979-81)
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the Eastern Hockey League 1979-81.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Baltimore Orioles
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the Tri-State Hockey League 1932-33 and the Eastern Amateur Hockey League 1933-42 & 1944-45.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Baltimore Skipjacks
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1981-82 and the American Hockey League 1984-85 & 1989-90.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Boston Bruins 1981-82
Baltimore Stars [web site]
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Youth team of the Baltimore Youth Hockey organisation which plays in the Capital Beltway Hockey League.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Baltimore Youth Hockey [web site]
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Youth team organisation for under-19s which operates teams playing in the Capital Beltway Hockey League
Ban, Karoly (1970- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Bandy
Bandy was being played in the east of England, in the low-lying areas of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, between 1790 and 1820. In 1865 it had reached Nottinghamshire and the 'Nottingham Forest Football and Bandy Club' was formed (Nottingham Forest Football Club still plays today in the FA Premier League). The game has been called 'winter football'. The sport was introduced to Sweden in 1894 and spread throughout Scandinavia. The traditional name of bandy comes from an old Welsh word meaning meaning 'curved stick'. Bandy has similar rules to field-hockey and is usually played outdoors on an ice covered football pitch (there is an indoor version, played in Holland, called rink-bandy). The game is played by teams of eight to eleven players. All players wear ice skates. The game is played with a bright red orange tennis sized ball made out of cork with a hard rubber cover. The bandy stick has leather straps on the hitting surface, so that you can put a spin on the ball.
Bank of America Centre
Boise, Idaho, USA. Now known as the Qwest Arena.
Home ice for : Idaho Steelheads
Capacity : 5,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Banks, Darren (1966- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Knoxville Cherokees & Salt Lake Golden Eagles & Fort Wayne Komets 1989-90, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1990-92, Providence Bruins & Boston Bruins 1992-94, Detroit Falcons & Las Vegas Thunder & Adirondack Red Wings & Portland Pirates 1994-95, Detroit Falcons & Utica Blizzard & Las Vegas Thunder 1995-96, Detroit Vipers 1996-97, Quebec Rafales & San Antonio Dragons & Detroit Vipers 1997-98, Detroit Vipers 1998-99 and Detroit Vipers & London Knights (UK) & Port Huron Border Cats 1999-2000. 
Banks, Trevor (- )
Left-wing.
International Career :  Played for Austalia in the 1995 (Pool C) World Championships.
Bánkuti, Árpád (1941- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1964 Olympics and in seven World Championships between 1963 and 1973, collecting a total of 30 points (16 goals + 14 assists).
Club Career : Started his career in Budapesti Vasutas SC in 1958-59.
Medals : Won five Hungarian Championships with Újpesti Dózsa between 1965 and 1970.
Bänninger, Hans (1924- )
Netminder. A legendary netminder. His career ended after a bad concussion during a game in the Swiss National league.
International Career :  Played 68 games for Switzerland (including the 1948 & 1952 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for Zürcher SC 1940-1953.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1948.
Won the Swiss Championship in 1949.
Won the Spengler Cup in 1944 & 1945.
Bannister, Drew (1974- ) 
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. 
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) 1993-94.
Club Career : Played for Atlanta Knights 1994-95, Atlanta Knights & Tampa Bay Lightning 1995-96, Tampa Bay Lightning & Edmonton Oilers 1996-97, Edmonton Oilers & Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1997-98 and Tampa Bay Lightning (& Las Vagas Thunder in 1998-99) 1998- .
Honours : Played for Team Ontario U-17 in the Canada Winter Games in 1991.
Bantam
Youth Hockey teams in North America are seperated according to the age of players - normally as of the 1st of July in any year. Bantam is the name given to hockey played by 13 and 14 year olds. 
BAR line
One of British ice hockey's great forward lines in the early 1950's with Earls Court Rangers. Kenny Booth played centre with Les Anning on right-wing and Cliff Ryan on left-wing.
Barber, William Charles 'Bill' (1952- )
Born Callendar, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing. Philadelphia Flyers first choice in the 1972 Draft (7th overall).
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup and the 1982 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Rangers 1969-72, Philadelphia Flyers & Richmond Robins 1972-73 and Philadelphia Flyers 1973-84. Coached Philadelphia Phantoms 1996-00 and Philadelphia Flyers 2000-02 (assistant coach until 10th December 2000, then head coach).
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1974 & 1975 (player).
Won the Calder Cup in 1998 (coach).
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.
Won the Jack Adams Award in 2001.
World Championship All-Star Team 1982.
NHL All-Star First Team left-wing 1975-76.
NHL All-Star Second Team left-wing 1978-79 and 1980-81.
NHL All-Star Roster 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981 & 1982.
Captain of the Philadelphia Flyers 1981-83.
His number 7 jersey has been retired by Philadelphia Flyers.
Barcelona (FC Barcelona)
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Barcelona, Spain. The famous football club has an ice hockey section. The club won the Spanish Championship twice in the 1980s when the competition was run on an Under-20 and then Under-21 basis.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Honours :
Won the Spanish Championship in 1986-87, 1987-88 and 1996-97.
Barcza, Miklós (1908- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the Olympics in 1928 & 1936.
Bardell, Trevor (1975- )
Club Career : Played for Milton Keynes Kings & Humberside Hawks 1995-96.
Barilko, Bill (1927-1951)
Born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Died in a plane crash on 26th August 1951.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs 1946-51.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1947, 1948, 1949 & 1951.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1947, 1948 & 1949.
His number 5 jersey has been retired by Toronto Maple Leafs.
Barin, Stéphane (1971- )
Born in St Martin d'hčres, France. Right-wing.
International Career : Played for France (Junior) in the 1989-91. Played for France in the 1991 World Championship Pool B, the 1992, 1994, 1998 & 2002 Olympics, the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000 World Championships, the 1999 & 2000 World Championship Qualification Tournament, the 2000 Olympic Pre-Qualification Tournament, the 2001 Olympic Qualification Tournament and the 2002 World Championship Division I.
Club Career : Played for Brűleurs de Loups de Grenoble 1988-91, HC Chamonix 1991-95, HC Amiens 1995-96, EC Villacher SV 1996-97, Brűleurs de Loups de Grenoble 1997-98, Krefeld Penguine 1998-03, HC Mont-Blanc 2003-05 and HC Villard-de-Lans 2005- .
Medals : Won World Championship Pool B bronze in 1991.
Won World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2002.
Honours : Won the Jean-Pierre Graff Trophy in 1989-90.
Barker, Cameron (1986- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Defenceman. Chicago Blackhawks 1st pick (3rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Barker, Paul (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) in 1978-79 & 1979-80.
Club Career :
Played for Billingham.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C bronze in 1978-79 & 1979-80.
Barker, Wyndham (- )
He donated a trophy called the Erewhon Cup as the prize for the winners of the first organised ice hockey tournament in New Zealand. The tournament was played at Opawa, near Albury in South Canterbury in 1937.
Barkers Worldwide Publications [web site]
Guildford, Surrey, England. A company founded by Kevin Barker, as an importer and distributor of sports goods and international sports periodicals. A mail order business, Barkers specialise in deliveries Worldwide. Barkers are the European distributor of The Hockey News and Sports Illustrated.
Barklund, Niklass (1973- )
Forward.
Club Career : Played for Djurgardens IF 1998-99 and Cardiff Devils 1999- .
Barkov, Alexander (1965- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Russia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Barkovich, Rick (1964- )
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career :
Played for London Knights 1982-85, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1987-88, Indianapolis Ice 1988-89, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1989-90, Kansas City Blades 1990-91, Raleigh IceCaps & San Diego Gulls & New Haven Nighthawks 1991-92, Raleigh IceCaps & Nijmegen Tigers 1992-93, Raleigh IceCaps 1993-94 and Raleigh IceCaps 1996-97.
Medals : Won the Dutch Championship in 1992-93.
Barlow, Billy (- )
Club Career : Played for Montreal AAA.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1893 and 1894.
Barna, Frigyes (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1927 European Championship and the 1928 Olympics.
Barnaby, Matthew (1973- )
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. Buffalo Sabres 5th pick (83rd overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Victoriaville Tigres & Buffalo Sabres (two games) 1992-93, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1993-95, Buffalo Sabres 1995-98, Buffalo Sabres & Pittsburgh Penguins 1998-99, Pittsburgh Penguins 1999-00, Pittsburgh Penguins & Tampa Bay Lightning 2000-01, Tampa Bay Lightning & New York Rangers 2001-02, New York Rangers 2002-03, New York Rangers & Colorado Avalanche 2003-04 and Chicago Blackhawks 2004- .
Barnaul (Motor Barnaul)
See Motor Barnaul
Barnes, Robert (1955- )
Born in Australia.
International Career : Coached Australia at the 2004 (Division II) World Championships (assistant).
Medals : Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2004 (assistant coach).
Barnes, Steve (1970- )
Club Career : Played for Manchester Storm 1995-97.
Barnes, Stu (1970- )
Born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. Centre. Winnipeg Jets 1st pick (4th overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) 1989-90. Played for Canada 1990-91.
Club Career : Played for New Westminster Bruins 1987-88, Tri-City Americans 1988-90, Moncton Hawks 1991-93, Winnipeg Jets 1991-93, Florida Panthers 1993-96, Pittsburgh Penguins 1996-99 and Buffalo Sabres 1999- .
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1990.
Baroni, Gianmario (1910- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Milano.
Barr, Bill (- )
Owner of a construction business, builder of the Centrum Arena and owner of the Ayr Scottish Eagles and the Scottish Eagles.
Barrasso, Tom (1965- )
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Netminder. Buffalo Sabres first choice in the 1983 Draft (5th overall).
International Career : Played for USA (Junior) in the 1983 World Championships (Junior). Played for the USA in the 1984 & 1987 Canada Cups, the 1986 World Championship and the 2002 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Buffalo Sabres 1983-88, Pittsburgh Penguins 1988-99 and Pittsburgh Penguins & Ottawa Senators 1999-2000.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 2002.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1991 & 1992.
Honours : Won the Calder Memorial Trophy 1984.
Won the Vezina Trophy in 1984.
Won the William Jennings Trophy 1985. 
NHL All-Star First Team
1983-84.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1984-85 and 1992-93.
NHL All-Star Roster 1985.
Barrie Colts
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Played in the Ontario Hockey League from 1995- .
Home ice : Barrie Molson Centre
Team colours : Blue, gold, red and white
Barrie Flyers
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Played in the Ontario Hockey Association 1948-51. Played in the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A league 1967-70.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Affiliations included : 
General manager :  
Head coach :
Hap Emms
Team captain : 
All-time best players :
Stan Long
Honours : 
Retired jersey numbers : 
Barrie Molson Centre
Barrie, Ontario, Canada. 
Home ice for : Barrie Colts
Capacity : 
Ice pad size : 
Barry, Ken (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1980 & 1988 Olympics.
Barry, Martin J 'Marty' (1905-1969)
Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Centre.
Club Career :
Played for New York Americans & Philadelphia Arrows 1927-28, New Haven Eagles 1928-29, Boston Bruins 1929-35, Detroit Red Wings 1935-39, Montreal Canadiens 1939-40 (also 13 games for Pittsburgh Hornets) and Minneapolis Millers 1940-41. Coached Minneapolis Millers 1941-42.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1936 & 1937.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965.
Lady Byng Trophy 1937.
NHL All-Star First Team centre 1936-37.
NHL All-Star Roster 1937.
Barry Ashbee Trophy
The Barry Ashbee Trophy has been awarded annually (since 1975) in honour of the late Barry Ashbee, to the most outstanding Philadelphia Flyers defenceman. It is selected by a panel of sportswriters and sportscasters. Mark Howe won this trophy four times (1983, 1986, 1987 and 1988).
Bárta, Josef (1937- )
Born in Sanov u Znojma, Czechoslovakia. He excelled on all three forward positions but was mostly a left-wing. A very good stickhandler with a fine skating technique. He played about 300 league games (154 goals).
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 1961-62 (5 appearances)
Club Career : Played for Zbrojovka Brno 1949-51, Královopolské PZ 1951-55, GZ Královo Pole 1955-56, Dukla Jihlava 1956-58, GZ Královo Pole 1958-59, Slovan Bratislava 1959-63, ZKL Brno 1963-69 and ATSE Graz 1969-72. After his active career he trained ZKL Brno juniors 1972-73 and then a lot of small local teams like Brezina, Rosice and Namest between 1973-81.
Medals : Won the Czechoslovakian league 1964, 1965 & 1966.
Bartel, Robin (1961- )
Born in Drake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1983-84 & 1989-90. Played for Canada in the 1984 Olympics.
Club Career :
Played for EHC Wetzikon (Swiss Division 2) & Moncton Golden Flames 1984-85, Moncton Golden Flames & Calgary Flames 1985-86, Vancouver Canucks & Fredericton Express 1986-87, Fredericton Express 1987-88, Moncton Hawks & Milwaukee Admirals 1988-89, Team Canada & Medway Bears 1989-90 and St John's Maple Leafs 1993-94.
Bartlett, James Baker 'Jimmy' (1932- )
Born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing. Also known as 'Rocky'.
Club Career : Played for Cincinnati Mohawks 1952-53, Matane Red Rockets 1953-54, Chicoutimi Sagueneens & Montreal Canadiens 1954-55, New York Rangers & Providence Reds 1955-56, Providence Reds 1956-58, New York Rangers 1958-59, New York Rangers & Springfield Indians 1959-60, Boston Bruins 1960-61, Providence Reds 1961-66, Baltimore Clippers 1966-71, Columbus Seals & Baltimore Clippers 1971-72 and Baltimore Clippers 1972-73.
Medals : Won the J P McGuire Trophy in 1952-53.
Won the Joseph Turner Memorial Cup in 1953.
Won the Calder Cup in 1956 & 1960.
Leading Goal and Points Scorer in the Allan Cup 1954.
Bartoli, Moe (- )
Club Career : Played for Minneapolis Millers 1962-63.
Honours : Won the Leo P Lamoureux Memorial Trophy 1962-63.
Bartolomé, Javier (?- )
Defenceman. A member of the first Spanish team to enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played for Spain in the 1977 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for CH Txuri Urdiń.
Bartolone, Christopher (1970- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Barton, Cliff (1907-1969) 
Born in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA. Right-wing.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats 1927-29, Pittsburgh Pirates 1929-30, Philaldelphia Quakers 1931-32 and New York Rangers 1939-40.
Medals :
Won the Allan Cup with Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1929.
Barton, Slavomír (1926- )
Born in Lipuvce u Brna, Czech Republic. Centre. A burly player who also played on the right-wing. He had an excellent and accurate shot. He always played with a lot of emotion, a born leader. He was also an excellent football player and played in the Czech league for ATK Praha in the early 1950's. Barton played 14 seasons in the Czech league, scoring 186 goals in 230 games. In RH Brno he played on a line with Zdenek Návrat and Bohumil Prosek and later on with Vlastimil Bubnik and Bronislav Danda.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 63 times (56 goals) in six World Championships (1952, 1953, 1955-58) and the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He went on to train the national teams of Italy and Poland.
Club Career : He played for HC Cerná Hora 1942-46, SH Harnach Brno 1946-48, SK Zidenice 1948-50, ATK Praha 1950-52, Zbrojovka Brno 1952-53, RH Brno 1953-62 (league champions seven times 1955-62).
Barton, Stefan (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Manchester Storm 1995-96.
Bartos, Peter (1973- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Slovakia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Basel (EHC Basel Dragons) [web site]
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Basel, Switzerland. The club was founded in 1933. Played in the highest division in Switzerland (Nationalliga A) in the period from 1941-42 to 1962-63. In total 20 seasons in NLA - 212 games, 61 wins, 27 draws, 124 defeats, 695 GF, 1103 GA. In the 1990s they mostly played in the lower amateur divisions. 
Home ice :
Team colours :
teal & white
All-time best players :
Tommy Durling and Emil Handschin.
Basingstoke Beavers
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1988 and played in the English League 1988-90, the British League Division One 1990-93 and the British League Premier Division 1993-95. The name of the team was then changed to Basingstoke Bison.
Home ice : The Ice Rink
Team colours : Black, red and grey.
Basingstoke Beavers Programme Cover
Basingstoke Bison [web site]
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1988 as Basingstoke Beavers - the name was changed in May 1995. The Bison played in the British League Premier Division 1995-96, the Superleague 1996-98, the British National League 1998-03 and the Elite Ice Hockey League 2003- .
Home ice : Basingstoke Arena
Team colours : black, red & grey
Head coach : Steve Moria 2003- , Doug Sheppard 2006-07, Ryan Aldridge 2007-
Honours : Won the Benson and Hedges Plate 1999 & 2000.
Retired jersey numbers : 10
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Basingstoke Buffaloes
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Reserve team for Basingstoke Bison. Played in the English League in 1996-97.
Home ice : The Ice Rink
Team colours :
Basingstoke Hyenas [web site]
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. A mixed ability recreational team that meets on Sunday evenings at the Basingstoke ice rink for training. The team plays challenge matches throughout the UK.
Home ice : The Ice Rink
Team colours : 
Basingstoke Ice Rink
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Now known as Basingstoke Arena
Home ice for : Basingstoke Beavers (1988-95), Basingstoke Bison, Basingstoke Buffaloes
Capacity :
4,000
Ice pad size : 197 feet x 98 feet
Basingstoke Lady Bison
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Played in Women's Premier League in Great Britain.
Home ice : The Ice Rink
Team colours : 
Bassen, Bob (1965- )
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Centre. Son of Hank Bassen.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) 1984-85. Played for Canada in the 1992 World Championship.
Club Career (playing) : Played for New York Islanders & Springfield Indians 1985-86, New York Islanders 1986-88, New York Islanders & Chicago Blackhawks 1988-89, Chicago Blackhawks & Indianapolis Ice 1989-90, St Louis Blues 1990-93, St Louis Blues & Quebec Nordiques 1993-94, Quebec Nordiques 1994-95, Dallas Stars & Michigan K-Wings (one game) 1995-96, Dallas Stars 1996-98, Calgary Flames 1998-99, Frankfurt Lions & St Louis Blues 1999-00.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Utah Grizzlies (assistant) 2001-04.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1984-85.
Bassen, Hank 'Red' (1932- )
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Netminder. Father of Bob Bassen.
Club Career (playing) :
Played for Buffalo Bisons & Chicago Blackhawks 1954-56, Calgary Stampeders 1956-57, Seattle Americans 1957-58, Springfield Indians 1958-59, Vancouver Canucks 1959-60, Detroit Red Wings 1960-61, Detroit Red Wings & Edmonton Flyers & Sudbury Wolves 1961-62, Detroit Red Wings & Pittsburgh Hornets 1962-63, Cincinnati Wings & Detroit Red Wings & Pittsburgh Hornets 1963-64, Pittsburgh Hornets 1964-65, Detroit Red Wings 1965-66, Detroit Red Wings & Pittsburgh Hornets 1966-67 and Pittsburgh Penguins 1967-68.
Honours : Won the Leader Cup in 1959-60 (shared with Guyle Fielder)
Won WHL Leading Goaltender Award 1959-60.
WHL All-Star First Team 1959-60.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 1 25 30
Bassen, Mark (1969- )
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played for Team Canada 1992-93.
Club Career : Played for Calgary Flames 1986-87, Lethbridge Broncos 1987-89, Brandon Wheat Kings 1988-89, Hershey Bears 1989-91, Peoria Rivermen 1991-92, Team Canada 1992-93, EC Ratingen 1994-95, Krefeld Pinguine 1995-96, Augsburger EV 1995-96, Schwenninger Wild Wings 1995-99 and Frankfurt Lions 1999- .
Bastenié, Walter (1910- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Belgium in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for BIHC, Brussels.
Bastien, Aldege 'Baz' (1919-1983)
Born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Netminder. Missed the 1943-44 & 1944-45 seasons while serving in the military. Suffered a career-ending eye injury at training camp on 19th September 1949.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Port Colburne Sailors & Atlantic City Sea Gulls 1939-40, Toronto Marlboros 1940-42, Cornwall Flyers 1942-43, Toronto Maple Leafs & Pittsburgh Hornets 1945-46, Pittsburgh Hornets & Hollywood Wolves 1946-47 and Pittsburgh Hornets 1947-49.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Pittsburgh Hornets 1949-50, Pittsburgh Hornets 1953-54, Pittsburgh Hornets 1961-62, Pittsburgh Hornets 1962-63 and Pittsburgh Hornets 1966-67.
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of Pittsburgh Hornets during the 1950s & 1960s, Kansas City Scouts 1974-76 (assistant) and Pittsbugh Penguins 1976-83.
Medals :
Won the Calder Cup in 1967 (coach).
Honours : Won the AHL Outstanding Goaltender Award 1946-47.
Won the Hap Holmes Memorial Trophy 1947-48 & 1948-49.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 0
Bat'a, Rudolf (1927- )
Born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia. Referee. One of the most respected Internationally referees of his era. He started as a referee 1958 and officiated in the Czech league and internationaly between 1963-77.  He refereed 895 games (245 league and 242 international). After his hockey career he became a secretary at the Czechoslovakian Football Association.
International Career : Refereed at the 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 & 1975 World Championships, the 1972 & 1976 Olympics and the 1972 Summit Series.
Club Career : Played for SK Letná 1933-44.
Batchelder, Vic (1940-2002)
Born in Ruislip, Middlesex, England. Publisher and editor of the Ice Hockey News Review 1981-99.
Honours : Elected to the British Hall of Fame in 2000.
Batchvarov, Stoyan (1967- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Bates, John Robert Louis 'Lou' (1912-1987)
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. He toured Europe in 1933-34 with Ottawa Shamrocks, finishing the season in Paris with Francais Volants. He signed for Wembley Lions in 1934 for their inaugural season. An inspiring on-ice leader, he stayed until war stopped play in May 1940. The first crowd pleasing Canadian 'star' in English hockey, his accurate up ice passes to wingers, and his solo rushes set the packed Empire Pool alight with chants of "Lou-oo-oo-oo". As the most popular player in pre-war Britain he featured on a cigarette card. He went on to develop a successful business career.
International Career : Coached Great Britain to a European championship runners-up place in the 1950 World & European Championships.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Wembley Lions 1934-40 and 1945-47.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Wembley Lions 1946-47 and Streatham in 1951-52.
Medals : Won the English National League 1935-36 & 1936-37
Honours : Elected to the British Hall of Fame in 1950.
English National League All-Star B Team 1935-36.
English National League All-Star A Team 1939-40.
Captain of Wembley Lions.
Bathgate, Andrew James 'Andy' (1932- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Centre.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Winnipeg Rangers 1948-49, Guelph Biltmores 1949-52, Guelph Biltmores & New York Rangers & Vancouver Canucks 1952-53, New York Rangers & Vancouver Canucks & Cleveland Barons 1953-54, New York Rangers 1954-63, New York Rangers & Toronto Maple Leafs 1963-64, Toronto Maple Leafs 1964-65, Detroit Red Wings 1965-66, Detroit Red Wings & Pittsburgh Hornets 1966-67, Pittsburgh Penguins 1967-68, Vancouver Canucks 1968-70, Pittsburgh Penguins 1970-71 and Vancouver Blazers 1974-75.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached HC Ambri-Piotta 1971-74 and Vancouver Blazers 1974-75 (assistant).
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of Vancouver Blazers 1974-75 (assistant).
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1964.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.
Won the Hart Trophy in 1958-59.
Won the Leader Cup in 1969-70.
NHL All-Star First Team right-wing 1958-59 and 1961-62.
NHL All-Star Second Team right-wing 1957-58 and 1962-63.
NHL All-Star Roster 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1964.
WHL All-Star First Team 1970.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 9 12 14 16 21
Batho, David (- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Australia.
Batkiewicz, Jozef (1950- )
Forward. 
International Career : Played for Poland in the 1972 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Podhale Nowy Targ.
Baton Rouge Kingfish [web site]
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Founded in 1988 as the Erie Panthers. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1996-03. 
Home ice : Riverside Centroplex
Team colours : blue & white
Affiliations have included :
St Louis Blues, Worcester Ice Cats
General manager :
Ron Hansis
Head coach : Dave Schultz 1997-98, Bob McGill 1998-00, Dave Lohrei 2000-02
"Battered Mug, The"
A short documentary film made in 1930 featuring Foster Hewitt.
Bauba, Dainius (Danuse) 'Dino' (1972- )
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Left-wing/centre. Older brother of Egidius Bauba.
International Career : Played for Lithuania in the 1995 & 1999 World Championship Pool C and the 1996 World Championship Pool D.
Club Career : Played for Dumfries Vikings 1993-94, Paisley Pirates 1994-96, Kingston Hawks 1996-97 (also one game for Manchester Storm as a guest player in the European League) and Ayr Scottish Eagles 1997- .
Medals : Won the British Championship 1998.
Won the Superleague 1997-98.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup 1997.
Won the Express Cup 1997-98.
Honours : World Championship Leading Points Scorer Award 1995 (Pool C) & 1996 (Pool D). 
BIHWA
All-Star forward 1995.
Bauba, Egidijus (1977- )
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Right-wing. Younger brother of Dainius Bauba.
International Career : Played for Lithuania (Junior) in the 1994-95 World Championships (Junior) Pool C, the 1995-96 & 1996-97 World Championships (Junior) Pool D and in the 1994-95 European Championship (Junior) Pool C (Group 2). Played for Lithuania in the 1996 World Championship Pool D and the 1997, 1998 & 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Poseidonas Elektrénai 1992-93, Lietuvos Juniors 1993-95 and HC Slezan Opava 1995-97.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C (Group 2) gold in 1994-95.
Won World Championship (Junior) Pool D silver in 1996-97.
Honours : Won World Championships (Junior) Leading Points Scorer 1996 & 19 97 (Pool D).
World Championships (Junior) Best Forward 1996 & 1997 (Pool D).
Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C (Group 2) Leading Points Scorer 1994-95.
Bauchenberg Eissportzentrum (Eissportzentrum am Bauchenberg)
Schwenningen, Germany.
Home ice for : Schwenninger Wild Wings
Capacity : 5,200 (875 seats and 4,325 standing)
Ice pad size : 
Bauer, Father David (1924-1988)
Born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing. Younger brother of Bobby Bauer. The major force behind the Amateur Canadian National team in the 1960s. Played as a Left Wing in his young days. Became a Basilian priest.
International Career : Coached Canada in the 1964 Olympics and the 1964 World Championships. General Manager for Canada in the 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1969 World Championships and the 1968 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for St Michaels College 1941-43 and Oshawa Generals 1943-44.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1968 (general manager).
Won World Championship bronze in 1964 (coach), 1966 (general manager) & 1967 (general manager).
Won the Memorial Cup 1944 (player) & 1961 (trainer).
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997 (builder).
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 (builder).
Bauer, Lubomir (1947- )
Born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. Left-wing. Played 18 seasons in the Czechoslovakian league (554 games - 147 goals). Played on a line with Eduard Novák and Milan Nový. 
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 1971-72. 
Club Career : Played for Banik Kladno 1955, Poldi Kladno 1956-83, Dukla Jihlava 1968-69 and Dukla Liberec 1969-70. Coached PZ Kladno 1983- . 
Medals : Won Czechoslovakian league 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1980.
Bauer, Robert Theodore 'Bobby' (1915-1964)
Born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. Older brother of Father David Bauer. Bauer was part of the famous Kraut Line with Woody Dumart & Milt Schmidt
International Career :
Coached Canada in the 1956 & 1960 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for St Michael's Major 1933-34, Kitchener Greenshirts 1934-35, Boston Cubs 1935-36, Boston Bruins & Providence Reds 1936-37, Boston Bruins 1937-42 & 1945-47, Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1947-50 and Boston Bruins & Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1951-52. Coached Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1955-61.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1960 (coach).
Won Olympic bronze in 1956 (coach).
Won the Stanley Cup in 1939 & 1941.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.
Won the Lady Byng Trophy 1940, 1941 and 1947.
NHL All-Star Second Team right-wing 1938-39, 1939-40, 1940-41 and 1946-47.
NHL All-Star Roster 1939 & 1947.
BAUER [web site]
The Western Shoe Company, owned by the Bauer family, which had to diversify during the Depression, produced a new product - the first ice skate with the skate blades built into the boots (up until that point, blades had to be strapped onto the boots). The Starr Skate Manufacturing Company provided all the ice blades, and the Western Shoe Company became the first manufacturer to market the ice skate as a single unit. The company were awarded the NHL license to market the BAUER SUPREME as the "Official Skate of the National Hockey League". In 1986, the company was one of the first to enter the in-line market with the BAUER ROADROLLERS line of in-line skates.
BAUER ROADROLLERS
Trade name of in-line hockey skates manufactured by the Western Shoe Company. In 1989, the product name was changed from ROADROLLERS to ROLLERZ. In 1991, another name change was announced and the company began to market its in-line skates as BAUER PRECISION IN-LINE SKATES. Luc Robitaille was signed to endorse the brand.
BAUER ROLLERZ
See BAUER ROADROLLERS
BAUER SUPREME
Trade name of the professional hockey skate made by the Western Shoe Company. During the late 1960s, BAUER employed Bobby Hull to promote their skates and in doing so, they became the first hockey company in North America to pay a professional player to endorse its products. Other players to endorse the skate include Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Lanny McDonald, Bobby Clarke, Darryl Sittler, Eric Lindros, Dominik Hasek, Pavel Bure and Adam Graves.
Baulin, Yuri (1933- )
Born in USSR. Centre. Played 240 league games (135 goals).
International Career : Played for USSR in the 1959 World Championships and 1960 Olympics. Coached USSR (Junior) 1971-73 and Austrian 1973-76.
Club Career : Played for Dynamo Moscow 1952-53, CSKA Moscow 1953-62, SKA Leningrad 1962-64 and Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk 1964-65 (player coach). Coached Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk 1964-69 and Spartak Moscow.
Medals : Won World Championship silver 1959.
Won Olympic bronze 1960.
Won the USSR league 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960 & 1961.
Baumgartner, Gregor (1979- )
Right-Wing. 
International Career : Played for Austria in the 2000 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Michigan K-Wings.
Baumgartner, Nolan (1976- )
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1994-95 and 1995-96.
Baun, Bob (1936- )
Heineken Beer Mat
Born in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Marlboros 1952-56, Toronto Maple Leafs & Rochester Americans 1956-57, Toronto Maple Leafs 1957-67, Oakland Seals 1967-68, Detroit Red Wings 1968-70, Detroit Red Wings & Toronto Maple Leafs 1970-71 and Toronto Maple Leafs 1971-73.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 & 1968.
Bautin, Sergei (1967- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Russia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Bavis, Mark (1970-2001)
Born in Roslindale, Massachusetts, USA. Left-wing. New York Rangers 10th pick (181st overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. At the time of his death he was a Los Angeles Kings college scout. He and Director of Pro Scouting Garnet 'Ace' Bailey were passengers on the second of the two hijacked flights (United Airlines Flight 175) that were deliberately crashed into New York City's World Trade Center on the 11th September 2001. He attended Boston University and was instrumental in selecting two of Los Angeles Kings top three selections in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft - David Steckel and Mike Cammalleri.
Club Career : Played for Boston University 1989-93, Providence Bruins & Fredericton Canadiens 1993-94, South Carolina Stingrays 1994-96 and Providence Bruins 1995-96.
Honours : Elected to the South Carolina Stingrays Hall of Fame in 2003.
His number 12 jersey has been retired by South Carolina Stingrays.
Baxter, Bob (- )
Club Career : Played for Grimsby Buffaloes 1975-76.
Baxter, Chris (- )
Club Career : Played for Bracknell Bees 1999-00.
Medals :
Won the Superleague in 1999-00.
Baxter, John (1944-1993)
Born in Liverpool, England.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain
Baxter, Steven (1973- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Royals 1995-96.
Bayfront Center Arena
St Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Home ice for : Suncoast Suns
Capacity : 5,800
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Baz Bastien Memorial Good Guy Award
Awarded annually by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a player for cooperation with local members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Baz Bastien Trophy
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First awarded in 1984. Presented annually to the best goalie in the American Hockey League, originally as chosen by the AHL coaches but now selected by players and members of the media in each of the league’s cities. named in honour of Aldege 'Baz' Bastien.
Bazzanella, Evelyn (1976- )
Centre. 
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2000 & 2001 World Championships (Women).
Club Career : Played for HC Eagles.

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