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"Cracked Ice : An Insiders Look at the NHL"
Cracked Ice : An Insiders Look at the NHL
A 336 page hardcover book by Stan Fischler, published in September 1999 by Masters Press. Fischler saw his first game before Pearl Harbour was bombed and was a hockey writer before the 1950s started. The book covers the new NHL era - "where luxury boxes became more important than ordinary seats, where venerable arenas like Chicago Stadium were replaced and the new ones named after corporations and where players were traded not because of a stickhandler's skill but rather because of what the player was earning or wanted to earn." Fischler tells the story of hockey in the 1990s - the greed, the strikes, the lockouts, management fiascoes, on-ice free-for-alls, a revolving door in the commissioner's office, Nashville's attempts to woo the Jersey Devils south before winning an expansion franchise, the Whalers move from Hartford to North Carolina, the sale of the Islanders to a buyer who didn't have close to the necessary money, the concentration of power in the Players' Association and the 11th-hour bail-outs of Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. Order from Amazon UK or Order from Amazon.com
Craig, Jim (1957- )
Born in North Easton, Massachusetts, USA. Netminder. Atlanta Flames 4th pick (72nd overall) in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft.
International Career :
Played for Team USA 1979-80 & 1982-83. Played for the USA in the 1979 & 1983 World Championships and the 1980 Olympics.
Club Career :
Played for Team USA & Atlanta Flames 1979-80, Boston Bruins 1980-81, Erie Blades 1981-82, Team USA 1982-83 and Minnesota North Stars & Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1983-84.
Medals :
Won Olympic gold in 1980.
Won World Championship Pool B gold in 1983.
Honours :
Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999.
Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 (player - 1980 US Olympic Team).
Craig, Mike (1971- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1989-90 and 1990-91.
Craigwell, Dale (1971- ) 
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1990-91.
Club Career : Played for Oshawa Generals 1988-91, San Jose Sharks & Kansas City Blades 1991-94, San Francisco Spiders 1995-96, Kansas City Blades 1996-98, Kansas City Blades & Augsburger Panther 1998-99 and Sheffield Steelers 1999- .
Medals : Won the Turner Cup in 1992.
Won the Challenge Cup in 2000.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup in 2000.
Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1991.
Won the Memorial Cup in 1990.
Craiper, Jamie (1960- )
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Surname changed by deed poll - from Crapper to Craiper). Moved into rink management in 1992 at the John Nike Leisuresport Ice Rink in Bristol. After retiring from playing he became a referee. 
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1990-92.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Nottingham Panthers 1985-86, Nottingham Panthers & Solihull Barons 1986-87, Bracknell Bees & Medway Bears (four Norwich Union Cup games) 1987-88 and Bracknell Bees 1988-92.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Bracknell Bees 1987-90.
Medals : Won World Championship Pool C gold in 1992.
Honours :
Won the Mick Curry Memorial Trophy in 1999.
BIHWA
All-Star left-wing 1985.
His number 20 jersey has been retired by Bracknell Bees.
Crameri, Gian-Marco (1972- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Cramignon Liègeois
Luik, Belgium. Founded in 1920.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Cranbrook Colts
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Rockey Mountain Junior Hockey League 1995-97.
Home ice :
Team colours :  
Head coach : Bob Murdoch 1995-97
Cranbrook Royals
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Senior AAA franchise in the Western International Hockey
League
. Folded in 1986-87 season.
Home ice : Memorial Arena
Team colours : gold & purple
Head coach : Jim Allison 1984-85.
Honours : Won the Allan Cup in 1982.
Won the Savage Cup in 1973-74 & 1981-82.
Cranston, Tim (1962- )
Born in Canada.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1993- .
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1988-99, Cleveland Bombers 1989-91, Durham Wasps 1991-93, Sheffield Steelers 1993-98 and Edinburgh Capitals 1998-99.
Medals : Won the British Championship in 1992, 1995, 1996 & 1997.
Won the British League Premier Division in 1991-92, 1994-95 & 1995-96.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1995.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star left-wing 1990.
His number 4 jersey has been retired by Sheffield Steelers.
Crapper, Jamie
See Jamie Craiper
Crawford, Bill (1932- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1951-66.
Crawford, Johnny 'Jack' (1916-1979)
Born in Dublin, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Played 614 NHL games.
Club Career :
Played for Providence Reds & Boston Bruins (two games) 1937-38, Boston Bruins 1938-50 and Hershey Bears 1950-52. Coached Hershey Bears 1952-53.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1939 & 1941.
Honours : NHL All-Star First Team defenceman 1945-46.
NHL All-Star Second Team defenceman 1942-43.
Crawford, Marc (1961- )
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing. Also worked as a colour commentator on "Hockey Night in Canada".
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1980-81. Coached Canada in the 1998 Olympics.
Club Career (playing) :
Played for Vancouver Canucks & Dallas Black Hawks 1981-82, Vancouver Canucks & Fredericton Express 1982-87, Fredericton Express 1987-88 and Milwaukee Admirals 1988-89.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached St John's Maple Leafs 1991-94, Québec Nordiques 1994-95, Colorado Avalanche 1995-98, Vancouver Canucks 1998-06 and Los Angeles Kings 2006-08.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup 1996 (coach).
Honours : Won the Jack Adams Award 1995.
Crawford, Samuel Russell 'Rusty' (1885-1971)
Born in Cardinal, Ontario, Canada. Played left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Quebec Bulldogs 1912-17, Ottawa Senators & Toronto Arenas 1917-18, Toronto Arenas 1918-19, Saskatoon Crescents 1919-21, Saskatoon Shieks 1921-22, Saskatoon Shieks & Calgary Tigers 1922-23, Calgary Tigers 1923-25, Vancouver Maroons 1925-26 and Minneapolis Millers 1926-30.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1913 & 1918.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962.
Crawford, Wayne (1961- )
International Career : Selected for Great Britain 1998.
Club Career :
Played for Peterborough Pirates 1988-90, Whitley Warriors 1989-90, Telford Tigers 1990-95, Swindon Wildcats 1995-96, Guildford Flames 1996-97 and Bracknell Bees 1997- .
Honours : BIHWA All-Star defenceman 1997.
Crawley, Nick (1971- )
Club Career : Played for Trafford Metros 1988-92 & 1993-95 and Manchester Storm 1995- .
Crease
i. The area in front of the goal marked off by a thin red line. Over time, the size and method of marking the crease has varied but the crease has always been a protected area for the goalie. An attacking player who does not have possession of the puck cannot enter the crease. If a player scores a goal while another player, on his team, is in the crease, the goal will be ruled out by the referee.
ii. The English game of cricket is the source of the term crease. One dictionary definition of crease is "a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface". When early cricketers marked out their playing area in front of their wickets, they made a furrow in the turf. The term crease was used to describe these markings. This method of marking lasted until the mid 1800s, when painted white lines were introduced. It was natural for the early ice hockey players to use a term they were familiar with for something that served a similar purpose - hence the area in front of the goal is known as the crease.
Creighton, Adam (1965- )
Born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1984-85.
Club Career : Played for Ottawa 67's 1981-83, Buffalo Sabres & Ottawa 67's 1983-84, Ottawa 67's & Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1984-85, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1985-86, Buffalo Sabres 1986-88, Buffalo Sabres & Chicago Blackhawks 1988-89, Chicago Blackhawks 1989-91, Chicago Blackhawks & New York Islanders 1991-92, Tampa Bay Lightning 1992-94, St Louis Blues 1994-96, Chicago Blackhawks & Indianapolis Ice 1996-97 and Augsburger Panther 1997- .
Creighton, Billy (- )
Club Career : Played for Quebec Bulldogs 1912-13.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1913.
Creighton, Dave (1930- )
Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career :
Played for Port Arthur Bruins 1946-48, Hershey Bears & Boston Bruins 1948-49, Boston Bruins 1949-50, Boston Bruins & Hershey Bears 1950-52, Boston Bruins 1952-54, Toronto Maple Leafs & Chicago Blackhawks 1954-55, New York Rangers 1955-58, Toronto Maple Leafs & Rochester Americans 1958-60, Rochester Americans 1960-61, Buffalo Bisons 1961-62, Baltimore Clippers 1962-65, Baltimore Clippers & Providence Reds 1965-66 and Providence Reds 1966-69.
Honours : Won the Les Cunningham Plaque in 1967-68.
AHL All-Star Second Team centre in 1968.
NHL All-Star Roster 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 & 1956.
Creighton, James George Aylwin (1850- )
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Credited with introducing ice hockey to Montreal in the early 1870s. Played in the first organised ice hockey game in Montreal in 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink.
Creighton, Jimmy (1905-?)
Born in Brandon Manitoba, Canada. Forward.
Club Career :
Played for Brandon Wheat Kings 1926-28, Port Arthur Bear Cats 1928-29, Detroit Olympics 1929-30, Detroit Falcons & Detroit Olympics 1930-31, Philadelphia Arrows & Detroit Olympics & Boston Cubs 1931-32 and Kansas City Greyhounds & Duluth Hornets 1932-33.
Medals : Won the Allan Cup with Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1929.
Crettenand, Yves (1963- ) 
Forward.
International Career :
Played for France in the 1989, 1990 & 1991 World Championship Pool B and the 1992 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Chamonix, HC Rouen 1988-89, HC Briançon 1989-90, Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble 1990-95 and SO Chambéry 1995-99.
Medals :
Won World Championship Pool B bronze in 1989 & 1991.
Honours : Won the Albert Hassler Trophy in 1984-85 and 1988-89. 
Crichton, Ronnie (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for South Africa in the 1992 World Championships.
Cricket Arena [web site]
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Formerly known as Independence Arena.
Home ice for : Charlotte Checkers 1993-
Capacity : 9,605
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Crisp, Terry (1943- )
Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Niagara Falls Flyers 1961-63, Minneapolis Bruins 1963-65, Boston Bruins & Oklahoma City Blazers 1965-66, Oklahoma City Blazers 1966-67, St Louis Blues 1967-68, St Louis Blues & Kansas City Blues 1968-69, St Louis Blues & Buffalo Bisons 1969-70, St Louis Blues 1970-72, New York Islanders & Philadelphia Flyers 1972-73 and Philadelphia Flyers 1973-77.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1974 & 1975.
Criss-Cross Attack
When two wingers swap sides and cross over during an attack on goal.
Cristan, Anton (1942- )
Born in Bucharest, Romania. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1964 Olympics and 3 World Championships between 1963-1971.
Club Career : Played for Steaua Bucuresti 1964-1977.
Medals : Won the Romanian Championship 9 times.
Croatia Cup
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A recreational tournament first contested in April 1999. Toronto Croatia A hosted this first Croatian ice hockey tournament in North America, which was held at the Lakeshore Arena and involved five teams.
Winners :
1999 Hamilton HRV
Croatia - Men's National Team
See Croatia
Croatian Championship
First contested in 1992.
Croce, Barbara (1970- )
Forward. 
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2001 World Championship (Women).
Club Career : Played for Belluno.
Croft, Daniel (1979- )
Club Career : Played for Telford Tigers 1995-96.
Croft, Gary (1952- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Australia in the 1974 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Victoria Blackhawks (Blackhawks, Melbourne).
Crombeen, Mike (1957- )
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. Cleveland Barons 1st pick (5th overall) in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft (he was Cleveland Barons first ever draft pick).
Club Career : Played for Cleveland Barons & Salt Lake Golden Eagles & Binghamton Dusters 1977-78, St Louis Blues & Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1978-79, St Louis Blues 1979-83, Hartford Whalers 1983-84 and Hartford Whalers & Binghamton Whalers 1984-85.
Cron, Robert Le (1880-1947)
International Career : Played for Great Britain in 1910.
Medals : Won European Championship gold in 1910.
Crosby, Sidney (1987- )
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Centre. 1st overall in the 2003 QMJHL Entry Draft. Pittsburgh Penguins 1st pick (1st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Became the youngest NHL player to reach 200 career points on 2nd March 2007- Wayne Gretzky was the only previous teenager to reach 200 points back in the 1980-81 season.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 2003-05. Played for Canada in the 2006 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Rimouski Oceanic 2003-05 and Pittsburgh Penguins 2005- .
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U20) silver in 2003-04.
Won World Championship (Junior U20) gold in 2004-05.
Won the John Rougeau Trophy 2004-05.
Won the President's Cup in 2004-05.
Won the Ed Chynoweth Trophy in 2005.
Honours : Won QMJHL Player of the Year Award in 2004 & 2005.
Won Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year in 2004 & 2005.
Won World Championship Leading Points Scorer Award in 2006.
Won World Championship Best Forward Award in 2006.
Won the Art Ross Trophy in 2006-07.
Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006-07.
Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 2006-07.
QMJHL First All-Star Team in 2004 & 2005.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 87
Crosby Kemper Memorial Arena
See Kemper Arena
Cross, Harold (- )
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats 1928-29.
Medals : Won the Allan Cup with Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1929.
Cross, Nicky (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Slough Jets 1991- .
Cross Checking
Infraction - hitting an opponent with both hands on the stick while no part of the stick is on the ice
Officials' Signal - the official makes a forward and backward motion with his clenched fists, extending from his chest.
Crossland, Robert Alfred 'Bob' (1910-1968)
Born in Zealandia, Saskatchewan, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Superiors 1929-39 and Kansas City Greyhounds.
Crossman, Doug (1960- ) 
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1979-80. Played for Canada in the 1987 Canada Cup.
Crossmyloof Ice Rink
i. Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. Opened 1st October 1907 with a bandstand in middle of the ice. Hosted the first Scotland v England match. Closed February 1918.
Home ice for :
Capacity :
Ice pad size :
149 feet x 49 feet
ii.
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. Opened January 1929 on the site of the earlier rink. Closed February 1968.
Home ice for : Bridge of Weir
Capacity :
2,000 seats
Ice pad size :
225 feet x 97 feet
Cross-Over Step
A skating term describing when a skater moves one foot across and over the other foot repeatedly. Mostly seen when a player is circling on the ice.
Crowley, Clifford 'Cliff' (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1932 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for the Winnipeg Hockey Club in 1932-32.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1932.
Won the Allan Cup in 1930-31.
Crown Coliseum
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
Home ice for : Fayetteville Force 1997-01, Cape Fear Fire Antz 2003- 
Capacity :
9,715 seats
Ice pad size :
200 feet x 85 feet
Crowtree Chiefs
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. Founded in 1977.  Played in the English League North 1979-82, the English National League 1981-82 and the British League Division One 1982-86. See Sunderland Chiefs.
Home ice : Crowtree Leisure Centre
Team colours : White, green and blue.
Crowtree Leisure Centre
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.
Home ice for :
Capacity :
800 seats
Ice pad size :
185 feet x 85 feet
Crowtree Tomahawks
Played in British League Division Three 1982-83.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Crozier, Joseph Richard 'The Crow' (1929- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Club Career (playing) :
Played for Brandon Wheat Kings 1947-49, San Francisco Shamrocks 1949-50, Vancouver Canucks & Denver Falcons 1950-51, Quebec Aces 1951-57, Quebec Aces & Springfield Indians & 1957-58, Providence Reds & Quebec Aces 1958-59, Rochester Americans & Spokane Comets & Toronto Maple Leafs 1959-60 and Rochester Americans 1960-61.
Club Career (coaching) :
Coached Quebec Aces 1957-58, Charlotte Checkers 1962-63, Rochester Americans 1963-68, Vancouver Canucks 1968-70, Cincinnati Swords & Buffalo Sabres 1971-72, Buffalo Sabres 1972-74, Vancouver Blazers 1974-75, Calgary Cowboys 1975-77, New Brunswick Hawks 1979-80, Toronto Maple Leafs 1980-81, Kitchener Rangers 1981-83 and Rochester Americans 1983-84.
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of Vancouver Blazers 1974-75.
Crozier, Roger (1942-1996)
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Detroit Red Wings 1963-70, Buffalo Sabres 1970-76 and Washington Capitals 1976-77.
Honours : Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1966.
NHL All-Star First Team 1964-65
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 1, 22, 30
Cruikshank, Brad (1979- )
Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Right-wing
Club Career : Played for Basingstoke Bison 2005-07.
Cruikshank, Curtis (1979- )
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Basingstoke Bison 2003-04, Nottingham Panthers 2004-06 and Newcastle Vipers & Basingstoke Bison 2006-07.
 

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