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Fiddes, Wayne (1979- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1993-96.
Field House
See Memorial Field House
Fielder, Dave (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Telford Tigers 1992-93, Chelmsford Chieftains 1993-94 and Telford Tigers 1994-96.
Fielder, Guyle (1930- )
Born in Potlatch, Idaho, USA. Centre. Played the best part of 21 seasons in the WHL from 1952-53 to 1972-73. All-Time Western Hockey League leader in games played (1,425), assists (1,430) and points (1,868). 
Club Career : Played for Chicago Blackhawks 1950-51, New Westminster Royals 1951-52, Edmonton Flyers & St Louis Flyers & Detroit Red Wings 1952-53, Boston Bruins & Seattle Bombers 1953-54, New Westminster Royals 1954-55, Seattle Americans 1955-57, Seattle Americans & Detroit Red Wings 1957-58, Seattle Totems 1958-63, Seattle Totems & Quebec Aces (one game) 1963-64, Seattle Totems 1964-69, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1969-71, Salt Lake Golden Eagles & Portland Buckaroos 1971-72 and Portland Buckaroos 1972-73.
Medals : Won the President's Cup in 1959
Won the Lester Patrick Cup in 1967 & 1968.
Honours : Won PCHL Rookie of the Year in 1951-52.
Won the Red Garrett Memorial Trophy in 1952-53.
Won the Leader Cup in 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60 (shared with Hank Bassen), 1963-64 & 1966-67.
Won the Fred J Hume Award in 1965-66, 1966-67 & 1968-69.
AHL All-Star First Team 1953.
WHL All-Star First Team 1954, 1960, 1963, 1964 & 1967.
WHL All-Star Second Team 1961, 1965, 1966 & 1968.
WHL All-Star First Team 1957, 1958 & 1959 (Coast Division).
Captain of the Seattle Totems 1958-59.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 7 15 20 21
Fielding, Matt (1978- )
Club Career : Played for Telford Tigers 1994-96.
Fiemme Cavalese (HC Fiemme Cavalese)
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Cavalese, Italy. Played in Italian Division 2.
Home ice : Cavalese Arena
Team colours :
Fife Eagles
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Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
Home ice : Fife Ice Arena
Team colours :
General manager : Colin Fisher 2006- 
Head coach : Gordon Allan 2006-
Fife Falcons
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Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Under 19 team of the Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club. Played in the non-import Scottish First Division in 1988-89.
Home ice :
Team colours :
General manager : Keith Quinn 2006-
Head coach : Frank Morris 2006-
Fife Flames
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Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Under 16 team of the Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club.
Home ice : Fife Ice Arena
Team colours :
General manager : Jim Geddes 2006- 
Head coach : Chris Holland 2006-
Honours : Won the Scottish Junior C Championship 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 & 1996-97.
Won the British Junior C Championship 1990-91, 1991-92, 1993-94 (shared with Swindon Leopards) & 1994-95.
Fife Flyers [web site won our "Ice Hockey Official Site of the Year" in 1998.]
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Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Founded in 1938. Played in the Scottish National League 1938-40 & 1946-54, the British League Premier Division 1954-55, the Northern League 1966-82, the Scottish National League 1981-82, the British League Premier Division 1982-96, the Northern Premier League 1996-97, the British National League 1997-05 and the Scottish National League 2005- .
Home ice : Fife Ice Arena
Team colours : white, gold & blue
General manager : Jack Latto 1976-77
Head coach : Al Rogers 1947-50, Henry Hayes 1954-55, Ian Forbes 1963-64, Joe McIntosh 1969-70, Lawrie Lovell 1975-77, Jim Lynch 1994-95, Mark Morrison 1999-00
Team captain : Les Lovell 1976-77
All-time best players : Floyd Snider, Lawrie Lovell, Gordon Latto, Jim Lynch
Honours : Won the Scottish National League 1948-49 & 1949-50.
Won the BBC 'Grandstand TV Trophy' 1963-64 & 1966-67.
Won the Northern Autumn Cup 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77 & 1978-79.
Won the Northern League 1976-77 & 1977-78.
Won the Spring Cup in 1975-76 & 1976-77.
Won the Icy Smith Cup in 1976-77 & 1977-78.
Won the Heineken Championship 1985.
Won the British National League Play-off Championships in 1999 & 2000.
Won the British National League 1999-00 & 2003-04.
Won the Christmas Cup 1999-00.
Won the Findus Cup 2001-02.
Retired jersey numbers : 14 16 17 47
Fife Flyers - Champions Yearbook 1999-2000
Written and compiled by Allan Crow and published in 2000. 
Fife Ice Arena
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. Previously known as Kirkcaldy Ice Rink.
Home ice for : Fife Flyers
Capacity : 3,280 seats
Ice pad size :
198 feet x 98 feet
Figala, Milan (1955-2000)
Born in Czechoslovakia. Defenceman. One of the founders of the Anglo-Czech Ice Hockey School.
International Career :
Played for Czechoslovakia 90 times at junior & senior level including the 1979 World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for TJ Vitovice, HC Jesenice 1987-88, Fife Flyers 1988-89 & 1992-95 and Dumfries Border Vikings 1995-96. Coached Fife Flyers 1994-95 (assistant), Dumfries Border Vikings 1995-96 (assistant) and Ayr Scottish Eagles 1996-00.
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1979.
Won the British Championship 1998 (assistant coach).
Won the Yugoslavian Championship in 1988.
Won the Superleague 1997-98 (assistant coach).
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup 1997 (assistant coach).
Won the Express Cup 1997-98 (assistant coach).
Won the Autumn Trophy 1995-96 (player/assistant coach).
Fighting
Where players hit each other after removing their gloves. Sometimes players will drop their gloves at the same time - other times one player may be the instigator and drop his gloves which then provokes a fight. Not officially encouraged but is a recognised part of the sport at some levels and in some leagues and is therefore catered for by the award of perscribed penalties. Some brief fights are called as roughing and result in minor penalties - other fights result in major penalties.
Figliuzzi, Stefan (- )
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1998 Olympics.
Filatov, Anatoliy (1975- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Kazakhstan in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Filin, Tsimafei (1984- )
Born in Minsk, Belarus, USSR. Left-wing. He tested positive in a random doping control on 30th April 2005 following the game between Slovakia & Belarus at the 2005 World Championships in Vienna, Austria. He was suspended from 4th May 2005 (the date of the confirmation of the B-sample) until 3rd May 2007 for the doping violation. In a letter to the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation dated 7th June 2005, he admitted taking the banned substance (metabolite norandrosterone of the anabolic steroid nandrolone).
International Career : Played for Belarus (Junior) 2001-02 & 2003-04. Played for Belarus in the 2005 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for HC Yunost Minsk 2000-01, HC Prievidza 2001-02, Oshawa Generals 2002-03 and HC Yunost Minsk 2003-05.
Filipov, Alexander (1951- )
Born in Moscow, USSR. Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for the USSR in 1974 against Canada (WHA All-Stars) and the 1975 & 1976 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Dynamo Moscow 1970-81.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1975.
Won World Championship silver in 1976.
Filippin, Jean-Christoph (1969- )
Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for France in the 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000 World Championships, the 1998 Olympics, the 1999 & 2000 World Championship Qualification Tournament, the 2000 Olympic Pre-Qualification Tournament, the 2001 Olympic Qualification Tournament and in the 2001 World Championship Division I (Group A).
Club Career : Played for HC Caen.
Medals : Won World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2001.
Filippochkin, Petr (- )
International Career : General manager of Kazakhstan in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Filippov, Aleksei (1978- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Estonia in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Fillion, Bob (1921- )
Born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1943-50 and Sherbrooke Saints 1950-51.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1944 & 1946.
Filppula, Valtteri (1984- )
Born in Vantaa, Finland. Centre. Detroit Red Wings 3rd pick (95th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Finland (Junior) 2002-04.
Club Career : Played for Jokerit Helsinki 2003-05, Detroit Red Wings & Grand Rapids Griffins 2005-07 and Detroit Red Wings 2007- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2008.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 51
Findlay, Andrew (1978- )
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1995-96.
Findlay, Hugh (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) in 1981 & 1982.
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers 1981-82.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C silver in 1981.
Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C bronze in 1982.
Findus British National League
The name given to the British National League from 2000-01, when the frozen food company sponsored the competition. Also shortened to Findus British League.
Findus Cup
A British National League cup competition, contested by teams in the league.
2002 - two qualifying groups - North : Dundee Stars, Edinburgh Capitals, Fife Flyers, Hull Thunder, Newcastle Vipers. South : Basingstoke Bison, Cardiff Devils, Coventry Blaze, Guildford Flames, Solihull MK Kings. Top two in each went to finals weekend held at the Telewest Arena on 23rd & 24th November 2002.
Finland - Men's National Team
See Finland
Finland - Women's National Team
See Finland (Women)
Finlayson, Iain (- )
Honours : BIHWA Division One Coach of the Year 1986.
Finley, Brian (1981- ) 
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Netminder. Nashville Predators 1st pick (6th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Missed entire 2001-02 season with a groin injury.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1998-00.
Club Career : Played for Barrie Colts 1997-00, Barrie Colts & Brampton Battalion 2000-01, Nashville Predators (one game) & Milwaukee Admirals & Toledo Storm 2002-03 and Milwaukee Admirals 2003- .
Medals : Won the Calder Cup in 2004.
Finley, Jeff (1967- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. New York Islanders 4th pick (55th overall) in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 2000 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Portland Winter Hawks 1984-87, New York Islanders & Springfield Indians 1987-90, New York Islanders & Capital District Islanders 1990-92, Capital District Islanders 1992-93, Philadelphia Flyers 1993-94, Hershey Bears 1994-95, Winnipeg Jets & Springfield Falcons 1995-96, Phoenix Coyotes 1996-97, New York Rangers 1997-98, New York Rangers & Hartford Wolf Pack & St Louis Blues 1998-99 and St Louis Blues 1999- .
Finnerty, Neil (1974- )
Club Career : Played for Paisley Pirates 1995-96.
Finney, Mark (1973- )
Club Career : Played for Bracknell Bees 1995-96.
Finnie, Dave (- )
Club Career : Played for Ottawa Senators.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1905.
Finnie, John (- )
Netminder.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star goalie 1996.
Finnigan, Frank (1903-1991)
Born in Shawville, Quebec, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career :
Played for Ottawa Senators 1923-31, Toronto Maple Leafs 1931-32, Ottawa Senators 1932-34, St Louis Eagles & Toronto Maple Leafs 1934-35 and Toronto Maple Leafs 1935-37.
Medals :
Won the Stanley Cup in 1927 & 1932.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1934.
His number 8 jersey has been retired by Ottawa Senators.
Finning, Harry (- )
Club Career : Played for Grimsby Buffaloes 1975-76.
Finning, Len (- )
Club Career : Played for Grimsby Buffaloes 1975-76.
Finning, Mark (- )
Club Career : Played for Grimsby Buffaloes 1975-76.
Finnish 1. division
This division is the second level in Finnish ice hockey.
Finnish Championship

First contested in 1928. Since 1975 it has been known as the Finnish SM-liiga Championship. The winner of the championship receives the Kanada-malja.
Finnish Hockey Journalists' Association
Annually nominate the best Finnish hockey player.
Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 1929. By the time the FIHA was established 17 teams had already been formed since the introduction of the game in 1927. Most clubs at that time were general sports club that already existed long before they introduced ice hockey as part of their activities. FIHA is the governing body for ice hockey in Finland. Oversees the Finnish SM-liiga.
Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
See Finnish Hall of Fame
Finnish Ice Hockey Museum [web site]
Vapriikki Museum Centre, Tampere, Finland. Claims to be the largest ice hockey museum in Europe, covers the history of Finnish ice hockey from the 1920s to the modern day, using displays of equipment, jerseys, pictures and trophies. Includes Finnish Hall of Fame.
Finnish Player of the Year
See Lasse Oksanen Trophy
Finnish SM-liiga
The top division in Finland. Founded in 1975 as a successor to the Finnish Championship Series (Suomen mestaruussarja).
i. Regular Season :
the playing format has varied almost annually. At present, 12 teams play a 54-game regular season schedule. The teams play in two divisions : Western Division clubs are TPS, Ässät, Lukko, HPK, Ilves, Tappara. Eastern Division clubs are HIFK, Jokerit, Blues, SaiPa, JYP, KalPa. Each team plays six games against the teams of its own division and four games against the teams in the other division.
ii. Playoffs : the top eight teams from the regular season standings qualify for the playoff Quarterfinals. The Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals are decided in best-of-five series. The team with the better regular season record starts the series on home ice. The two teams losing in semifinals play a single game for the bronze medal.
(see Finnish Championship)
Finnish SM-sarja (Suomen mestaruussarja)
The top division in Finland prior to 1975.
Fiodorov, Yuri (- )
International Career : Played for the USSR in 1974 against Canada (WHA All-Stars).
Fiorese, Rebecca (1980- )
Played defence.
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2001 World Championship (Women).
Club Career : Played for HC Lario.
Fiotakis, Georgios (1976- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1998 & 1999 World Championships. Played for the Greek Senior National Team in the Greek Spring Tournament of 1998.
Fiotakis, Ioannis (1968- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1999 World Championship Pool D.
Firsov, Anatoli (1941-2000)
Born in Russia. Leading scorer in the 1968 Olympics with 12 goals and 4 assists in seven games. After his playing and coaching days were over he moved into politics and became a member of the Russian Parliament in 1990.
International Career : Played for the USSR.
Club Career : Played for Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow. Assistant coach for CSKA Moscow 1974-77.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1964, 1968 and 1972.
Won World Championship gold seven times.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998.
World Championship Leading Points Scorer Award 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1971.
World Championship Best Forward Award 1967, 1968 & 1971.
World Championship All-Star A Team right-wing 1967 & 1969.
World Championship All-Star A Team left-wing 1968 & 1970.
First Arena [web site]
Elmira, New York, USA. Opened in 2000.
Home ice for : Elmira Jackals
Capacity : 4,000
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
First Union Arena
Wilkes-Barre, Pensylvannia, USA. Also known as the Northeastern Pennsylvannia Civic & Convention Center.
Home ice for : Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Capacity : 8,500
Ice pad size :
First Union Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Built in 1995. Formerly known as the CoreStates Center.
Home ice for : Philadelphia Flyers
Capacity :
19,519
Ice pad size :  
First Union Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Formerly known as the CoreStates Spectrum.
Home ice for : Philadelphia Phantoms
Capacity :
17,380
Ice pad size :  
Firstar Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 
Home ice for : Cincinnati Cyclones.
Capacity : 10,056
Ice pad size :
Firsts
See the Firsts page for a list of ice hockey firsts.
Fiscev, Vladimir (1968- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Lithuania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Fischer, Jiri (1980- )
Born in Horovice, Czechoslovakia. Defenceman. Detroit Red Wings 1st pick (25th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Hull Olympiques 1997-99, Detroit Red Wings & Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 1999-01 and Detroit Red Wings 2001- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2002.
Fischer, Patrick (1975- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Fiset, Stephane (1970- ) 
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1988-89 and 1989-90.
Club Career : Played for Quebec Nordiques & Victoriaville Tigres 1989-90, Quebec Nordiques & Halifax Citadels 1990-93, Quebec Nordiques & Cornwall Aces 1993-94, Quebec Nordiques 1994-95, Colorado Avalanche 1995-96 and Los Angeles Kings 1996- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1996.
Fisher, Brandy (1975- )
Right-wing.
International Career :
Played for USA (Women) in the 1999 & 2000 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1999 & 2000.
Fisher, Frank (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1928 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for University of Toronto Graduates.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1928.
Won the Allan Cup in 1927.
Fisher, Joe (- )
Club Career : Played for Detroit Red Wings.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1943.
Fisher, John (- )
A personal member of the BIHA since 1992. A member of the IIHF's Championship Bid Committee. A member of the GB Ice Hockey Board. His full-time job is Chief Executive of the Leisure Department of Swindon Borough Council. He was appointed the sixth president of the BIHA in December 1998, succeeding Frederick Meredith who became the BIHA's non-executive chairman.
Fisk, Sari (- )
International Career : Played for Finland (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Fistric, Boris (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1978-79.
Fistric, Mark (1986- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman. Dallas Stars 1st pick (28th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Fitchburg Trappers
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1981-82. The team folded on 7th November 1981 - having managed to play just six games.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Fitkin, Ed (- )
Author of several books on ice hockey and ice hockey people which were published in the early 1950s. His book titles included "Turk Broda of the Leafs" (1950), "Max Bentley" (1951), "Maurice Richard" (1951) and "The Gashouse Gang of Hockey" (1953).
Fitzgerald, Edward (1891- ) 
Born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1920 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for St Paul AC 1919-20.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1920.
Fitzgerald, Greg (1967- )
Born in Canada.
International Career : Coached Ireland in the 2004 World Championship Division III.
FitzRandolph, Colin (1982- )
Born in Canton, New York, USA. Centre. Atlanta Thrashers 8th pick (201st overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for St Lawrence University 2001- .
Honours : Won the Brian McFarlane Award in 2003 & 2004.
Five Hole
This describes the area between a goalies leg pads. When the goalie is crouched in front of the net this leaves five places for a forward to aim - over each shoulder, under each arm and the five hole.
Five minute major
See Major Penalty

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