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Biafore, Chad (1968- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for Bracknell Bees (one game) 1999-00.
Bialynicki, Krzysztof (1944- )
Forward. 
International Career : Played 118 games (50 goals) for Poland between 1965 and 1973 (including the 1972 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for LKS Lodz
Bianchini, Karin (1974- )
Right-wing. 
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2000 World Championship (Women).
Club Career : Played for HC Eagles.
Bibeau, Ray (1953- )
Born in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for London Lions in 1973-74.
Bibeault, Paul 'Babe' (1919-1970)
Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Netminder. Wore the number 0 (zero) on his shirt during the 1942-43 season.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1940-43 (with the Washington Lions for part of the 1941-42 season), Toronto Maple Leafs 1943-44, Boston Bruins 1944-46, Montreal Canadiens 1946, Chicago Blackhawks 1946-47, Fort Worth Rangers 1947, Buffalo Bisons 1947-48, Dallas Texans 1948-49 and Cincinnati Mohawks 1949-52 & 1953-55.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team 1943-44.
Bickell, John Paris (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.
Biddulph, Brian (1966- )
Club Career : Played for Streatham Redskins 1982-87, Slough Jets 1987-92, Medway Bears & Lee Valley Lions 1992-93, Lee Valley Lions & Peterborough Pirates 1994-95, Chelmsford Chieftains 1995-96, Medway Bears 1996-97 and Invicta Dynamos 1998-99.
Bidner, Todd (1961- )
Born in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1993.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Marlboros 1978-81, Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears & Wichita Wind 1981-82, Moncton Alpines 1982-84, Adirondack Red Wings 1984-85, Fife Flyers 1985-86, Peterborough Pirates 1986-89, Telford Tigers 1989-90, Telford Tigers & Nottingham Panthers 1990-91, Bracknell Bees & Humberside Seahawks 1991-92, Humberside Seahawks and Telford Tigers 1992-93, Teeside Bombers 1993-94, Durham Wasps 1994-95, Humberside Hawks & Durham Wasps 1995-96 and Guildford Flames & Blackburn Hawks 1996-97. Coached Bracknell Bees 1991-92.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star left-wing 1987.
Biel (EHC Biel) [web site German & French]
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Biel, Switzerland.
Home ice : 
Team colours : red & yellow
Bieler, Alfred (1923- )
Born in St Moritz, Switzerland. Right-wing.
International Career : Played 53 Games for Switzerland 1939-1951 (including the 1948 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for EHC St Moritz and Zürcher SC 1942- .
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1948.
Won the Swiss Championship in 1949. 
Biette, Karry (1973- )
Born in Esteven, Saskatchewan, Canada. Forward.
Club Career :
Played for Erie Panthers & Roanoke Express 1995-96, Swindon Icelords 1996-97, Ayr Scottish Eagles 1997-99, Guildford Flames 1999-01 and Fife Flyers 2001- .
Medals : Won the British Championship 1998.
Won the British National League Play-off Championships 2001.
Won the Premier League Play-off Championships 1997.
Won the Superleague 1997-98.
Won the British National League 2000-01.
Won the Premier League 1996-97.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup 1997.
Won the Express Cup 1997-98.
Won the ntl: Christmas Cup 2000-01.
Big Dipper Ice Arena
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
Home ice for : Alaska Gold Kings (1995-97)
Capacity :
Ice pad size :
Big Stick Management [web site]
Based in Northern Ireland.  A company, managed by ex-goalie Jim Graves, that specialises in sports and entertainment events in arenas. Ice hockey has a high profile in the companies CV which includes managing European Ice Hockey Tournaments such as Continental Cup and Ahearne Trophy, managing Belfast Giants match days and other ice events. The company has also been involved in Irish Indoor Athletics Championships, Masters Football, UK Supercross, World Amateur Boxing Championships and the Harp Lager Broomball Challenge.
Big-4
See Alberta Big-4 Hockey League
Big-6
See Manitoba Big-6 Hockey League
Biggar, Dave (1962- )
Born in the UK. Director of Marketing for the Manchester Storm 1995-00. Joined the New York Rangers in October 2000 as a Vice President and Sales Manager, based at Madison Square Garden, responsible for both the Rangers and their farm team Hartford Wolf Pack.
Biggs, Don (- )
Club Career : Played for Binghamton Rangers 1992-93.
Honours : Won the Les Cunningham Plaque in 1992-93.
BIHA
BIHA logo 1950s
British Ice Hockey Association. Founded in 1913. The governing body for ice hockey in Great Britain in the 1913-14 season and from 1923 to 1999. The founding clubs were Cambridge University, Manchester, Oxford (University) Canadians, Princes (London) and Royal Engineers (Chatham). Major B M Patton was the first President of the BIHA. The BIHA was replaced as the governing body for ice hockey in Britain in 1999 by Ice Hockey UK.
Major B M 'Peter' Patton 1913-14 and 1923-34
P Vassar Hunter CBE 1934-58
Sir Victor Tait KBE 1958-71
John F 'Bunny' Ahearne 1971-82
Frederick Meredith
1982-1998
John Fisher 1998-99
BIHA team 1933
BIHWA
See British Ice Hockey Writers' Association
BIHWA BNL Coach of the Year
Introduced for the 1997-98 season by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association, the award is presented annually to the top coach in the British National League.
BIHWA BNL Player of the Year
Introduced for the 1997-98 season by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association, the award is presented annually to the top player in the British National League.
BIHWA British Netminder Trophy
Introduced for the 1998-99 season by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association, the award is presented annually to the leading British netminder (league) - based on save percentage.
BIHWA ISL Coach of the Year
Introduced for the 1996-97 season by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association, the award is presented annually to the top coach in the Superleague.
BIHWA ISL Player of the Year
Introduced for the 1996-97 season by the British Ice Hockey Writers' Association, the award is presented annually to the top player in the Superleague.
Bikár, Péter (1945- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1964 Olympics and in eight World Championships between 1965 and 1974, scoring 47 points (20 goals + 27 assists).
Club Career : Played for Ferencvarosi TC.
Medals : Won four Hungarian Championships 1971-1974.
Bill Hunter Trophy

i. Awarded annually to the top defenceman in the Western Hockey League since 1966-67.
ii. Awarded to the World Hockey Association scoring leader 1972-79.
Bill Levins Trophy

Awarded annually to the regular season MVP in the Central Hockey League (1992- ). The trophy is selected by the coaches in the CHL and the media.  First presented in the 1992-93 season.
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
The trophy was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in 1968 to commemorate William Masterton. It is an annual award by the PHWA and is given to the NHL player who best displays the qualities of perseverance and dedication to hockey.
Billerudshallen
Värmland, Sweden.
Home ice for : Grums IK Hockey
Capacity : 1,347
Ice pad size :
Billingham Bears
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. Under 16 team playing in the English Junior Championships.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours : 
Honours :
Won the English Junior U16 Championship in 2000.
Billingham Bombers 
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. Founded in 1971 (known as Cleveland Bombers 1982-91 and Teeside Bombers 1993-95). Played in the Northern League 1977-81, the English National League 1981-82, the British League Premier Division 1991-93 and the British League Division One 1995-96.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours : white & red
Head coach : Terry Matthews 1977-78
Team captain : John Holohan 1975-76, Chris Plant 1976-78
Honours : Won the Coca-Cola Trophy in 1976-77.
Match Programme Cover
Billingham Buccaneers
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. Reserve team for the Cleveland Bombers 1977-78, 1982-83.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours :  
Billingham Bullets
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. Junior team at the Billingham Forum 1982-83.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours :  
Billingham Eagles
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. From 1996, originally founded in 1971 as the Billingham Bombers (known as Cleveland Bombers 1982-91 and Teeside Bombers 1993-95). Have played in the English League since 1996.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours : White and red.
Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Billingham, Cleveland, England.
Home ice for : Billingham Eagles, Billingham Bombers, Cleveland Bombers (1982-91), Teeside Bombers (1993-95)
Capacity : 900 seats
Ice pad size : 180 feet x 80 feet
Billingham Wildcats [web site]
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Billingham, Cleveland, England. Play in the EIHA's Northern League (Women) Division 1.
Home ice : Billingham Forum Ice Rink
Team colours : 
Billings Bighorns
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Played in the Western Canada Major Junior Hockey League 1980-82. Franchise moved to Nanaimo Islanders.
Home ice :   
Team colours : 
Head coach :
Russ Farwell 1980-81
Billington, Craig (1966- )
Born in London, Ontario, Canada. Netminder. New Jersey Devils 2nd pick (23rd overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1984-86 and Canada 1990-91.
Club Career : Played for Belleville Bulls 1983-85, Belleville Bulls & New Jersey Devils 1985-86, New Jersey Devils & Maine Mariners 1986-87, Utica Devils 1987-88, New Jersey Devils & Utica Devils 1988-89, Utica Devils 1989-90, Team Canada 1990-91, New Jersey Devils 1991-93, Ottawa Senators 1993-94, Ottawa Senators & Boston Bruins 1994-95, Boston Bruins 1995-96, Colorado Avalanche 1996-99 and Washington Capitals 1999- .
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1993.
Billkvam, Arne (- )
International Career : Assistant Coach for Norway in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
BI-LO Center
Greenville, South Carolina, USA. 
Home ice for : Greenville Grrrowl
Capacity : 14,108
Ice pad size : 
Bilyaletdinov, Zinetula (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the USSR in the World Championships between 1978 and 1987. Played in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. Scored 8 goals for Russia. Assistant Coach for Russia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for Dynamo Moscow 1977-88. An assistant coach with Winnipeg Jets 1994-97. Head Coach of Dynamo Moscow 1997-00.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1984.
Won World Championship gold in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Won Olympic silver in 1998 (as assistant to the Head Coach for Russia in Nagano, Japan).
Binghamton Dusters
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Binghamton, New York, USA. Played in the North American Hockey League 1973-77.
Home ice : Broome County Veterans Memorial
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Boston Bruins 1974-77 & 1979-80, San Diego Mariners 1975-76
General manager : Ron Orr 1974-75
Head coach : Wayne Kitchingman 1974-75, Wayne Clairmont 1975-76
Binghamton Icemen
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Binghamton, New York, USA. Played in the United Hockey League 1997-98. Name changed to B C Icemen.
Home ice : Broome County Veterans Memorial
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Phoenix Coyotes 2000-01
General manager :
Head coach :
Binghamton Rangers
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Binghamton, New York, USA. Played in the American Hockey League in 1990-97. 
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Affiliations included :
New York Rangers
General manager :
Head coach :
John Paddock 1990-91
Team captain : Ken Gernander 1995-97
Binghamton Senators
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Binghamton, New York, USA. Played in the American Hockey League in 2002- . 
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Ottawa Senators 2002-08
General manager :
Head coach : 
Binghamton Whalers
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Binghamton, New York, USA. Played in the American Hockey League 1977-90. 
Home ice :
Team colours : 

Affiliations have included : Hartford Whalers 1980-90
General manager :
Head coach :
Larry Pleau 1984-87
Binns, Rod (1945- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1981.
Club Career : Played for Streatham 1975-76 and Durham Wasps 1980-81.
Birbraer, Max (1980- )
Born in Ust Kamenogorski, Kazakhstan, USSR. Left-wing. He moved to Israel when he was 15. Became the first Israeli player to be drafted by the NHL. New Jersey Devils 6th pick (67th pick overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Albany River Rats 2000-03, San Antonio Rampage & Laredo Bucks 2003-04, San Diego Gulls 2004-05, Long Beach Ice Dogs 2005-06 and Cardiff Devils 2006-07.
Bird, Leslie (- ) 
Forward.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1934 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Saskatoon Quakers 1933-34.
Birmingham Barons (1961-64)
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Played in the Blackpool Tournament 1961-64 and the Hockey Fan Cup 1963-64. Renamed Solihull Barons and relocated to Solihull Ice Rink, after the closure of the Summerhill Road rink.
Home ice : Mecca Ice Rink
Team colours :
Birmingham Bulls (1976-79)
Logo © Birmingham Bulls
Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Founded 1976. The Bulls became a World Hockey Association team when Toronto Toros moved their franchise to Birmingham. Played in WHA for three seasons 1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-79. They folded following the merger of the WHA with the NHL.
Home ice : Jefferson Civic Center
Team colours : blue, white & red
Affiliations have included : Charlotte Checkers 1976-77
General manager : Gilles Leger 1976-79
Head coach : Gilles Leger & Pat Kelly 1976-77, Glen Sonmor 1977-78, John Brophy 1978-79
Birmingham Bulls (1979-81)
Logo © Birmingham Bulls/thanks to logoserver.com
Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League 1979-81. Folded 24th February 1981.
Home ice : Jefferson Civic Center
Team colours : red, white & blue
Affiliations have included : Atlanta Flames 1979-80, Calgary Flames 1980-81
General manager : Peter McAskile 1979-81
Head coach : John Brophy 1979-81
Birmingham Bulls (1983-84)
Logo © Birmingham Bulls/our thanks to Curt Sellers
Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1983-84. Folded on the 26th October 1984 after just three games - two wins and one defeat.
Home ice : 
Jefferson Civic Center
Team colours :
red, white & blue
Affiliations have included : 
General manager : 
Head coach : 
Birmingham Bulls (1992-01)
Logo © Birmingham Bulls/our thanks to Curt Sellers
Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1992 as the Bulls replaced the Cincinnati Cyclones version of the ECHL franchise. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1992-01. Franchise transferred to Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies.
Home ice : Jefferson Civic Center
Team colours : red, black, silver & white
Affiliations have included : Florida Panthers 1993-96
Head coach :
Bruce Garber 1992-93, Phil Roberto 1993-95, Phil Roberto & Jerome Bechard & Dennis Desrosiers 1995-96, Dennis Desrosiers 1996-00, Mike Zruna 2000-01
Birminham Bulls Puck
Birmingham Eagles 
Logo © Birmingham Eagles
Birmingham, West Midlands, England. 
Home ice : Mecca Ice Rink
Team colours : blue & red
Match Programme Cover
Birmingham Ice Skating Rink
Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Summerhill Road - opened in 1931. Purchased by Mecca in the early 1960s and known as the Mecca Ice Rink. Closed in 1964.
Home ice for : Warwickshire 1931-35, Birmingham Maple Leafs 1935-38, Birmingham Barons 1961-64
Capacity : 1,500
Ice pad size : 190 feet x 80 feet
Birmingham Maple Leafs 
Logo © Birmingham Maple Leafs
Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Played in the English League Northern group in 1935-36.
Home ice : Birmingham Ice Skating Rink
Team colours :
white & black
Honours : Won the English League 1935-36.
Match Programme Cover
Birmingham Panthers
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Played in British League Division Three 1982-83.
Home ice : All games played away.
Team colours :
Birmingham Rockets
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Played in the English National League South 2000-01 and English National League North 2001- .
Home ice : Planet Ice Birmingham Arena
Team colours :
black, gold, red & blue
Birmingham South Stars
Logo © Birmingham South Stars/our thanks to Curt Sellers
Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League 1982-83.
Home ice : Jefferson Civic Center
Team colours : green & gold/yellow
Biro, Anton (1939- )
Born in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania. Right-wing. Played 39 times for his country (20+10=30).
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics and in 5 World Championships 1959-1970. 
Club Career : Played for Steaua Bucuresti.
Medals : Won the Romanian Championship 5 times between 1964 and 1970.
Biron, Martin (1977- )
Born in Lac St Charles, Québec, Canada. Netminder. Wore the number 00 (zero-zero) on his shirt during his rookie season at Buffalo Sabres.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in the 1996-97. Played for Canada in the 2003 World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for Buffalo Sabres in 1995-96, South Carolina Stingrays & Rochester Americans 1997-98, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1998-00 and Buffalo Sabres 2000- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 2003.
Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1996-97.
Biron, Mathieu (1980- )
Born in Lac St Charles, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman. Los Angeles Kings 1st pick (21st overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1999-00.
Club Career : Played for New York Islanders 1999- .
Birrell, Dean (1975- )
Club Career : Played for Peterborough Pirates & Chelmsford Chieftains 1994-95 and Chelmsford Chieftains 1995-98
Birthplaceofhockey.com [web site]
Dr Garth Vaughan's web site for the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society.
Biscuit
Another name that is used to refer to the puck.
Bishop, Alan (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1990-96.
Bishop, Mike (1966- )
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. 
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1995- .
Club Career : Played for Humberside Seahawks 1992-93, Humberside Hawks 1993-96 and Nottingham Panthers 1996- .
Bishops Falls City Hockey League
Known as the BFCHL.
Bisset, Tom (1966- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.

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