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Frameworth Sports Marketing [web site]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A company that has manufactured high quality sports memorabilia since 1992. Said to be the largest distributor of NHL autographed memorabilia in the world and one of the largest distributors of sports collectibles in North America. Their line of licensed products covering all major sports including the NHL, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Hockey Association, the NFL and MLB. They have worked with some of the world's top companies including McDonalds, Ford, Coke and Budweiser. Authenticity is the key to their success - they produce most of what they sell, so are able to guarantee every piece they sell with certificates of authenticity and a numbered hologram seal to demonstrate the integrity and quality of each item of memorabilia.
Français Volants
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In the 1936-37 season this French League based team of French-Canadians transferred to England as the Southampton Vikings. See Français Volants Paris
Home ice :
Team colours :
Français Volants Paris (FV Paris)
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Paris, France. Play in Nationale 3 of the French League.
Home ice : Patinoire Sonia Henje
Team colours : blue & red
Honours : Won the French Championship in 1936, 1937, 1938 & 1989.
France - Hall of Fame
See French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
France - Men's National Team
See France
Francie, Steven (1978- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Royals 1995-96.
Francis, Bob (1958- )
Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Centre. Son of Emile Francis.
Club Career : Played for Birmingham Bulls & Muskegon Mohawks 1980-81, Oklahoma City Stars 1981-82, Colorado Flames & Detroit Red Wings & Adirondack Red Wings 1982-83, Colorado Flames 1983-84 and Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1984-87. Coached Salt Lake Golden Eagles (assistant) 1986-89, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1989-93, Saint John Flames 1993-95, Providence Bruins 1995-97, Boston Bruins (assistant) 1997-99 and Phoenix Coyotes 1999-04 (he was fired in February 2004).
Honours : Won the Jack Adams Award in 2002.
Francis, Dean (1979- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1995-96.
Francis, Emile (1926- )
Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Netminder. General Manager New York Rangers 1964-76 and St Louis Blues 1976-83. Father of Bob Francis.
Club Career : Played for Chicago Blackhawks & Regina Capitals 1946-47, Chicago Blackhawks & Kansas City Pla-Mors 1947-48, New York Rangers & New Haven Ramblers 1948-50, New York Rangers & Cincinnati Mohawks 1950-52, Vancouver Canucks 1952-53, Cleveland Barons 1953-55, Saskatoon Quakers 1955-56, Seattle Americans 1956-57, Victoria Cougars 1957-58, Spokane Spokes 1958-59 and Spokane Spokes & Seattle Totems (one game) 1959-60. Coached New York Rangers 1965-75 and St Louis Blues 1976-77 & 1981-83.
Honours :
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982.
Won the Leader Cup in 1952-53.
Won the WHL Leading Goaltender Award 1952-53.
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1982.
WHL All-Star First Team 1952-53.
WHL All-Star Second Team 1953-54.
Francis, Neil (1975- )
Born in Cardiff, Wales. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Cardiff Devils 1992-97, Cardiff Devils & Telford Tigers & Cardiff Rage 1997-98, Cardiff Devils & Cardiff Rage 1998-99, Cardiff Devils 2001-02 and Cardiff Devils 2003-07.
Francis, Paul (- )
Born in England.
Club Career : Played for the Medway Bears 1991-92.
Medals :
Won the English League 1991-92.
Francis, Ron (1963- )
Born Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Centre. Hartford Whalers 1st pick (4th overall) in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Scored the cup winning goal in the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1985 World Championships and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for Hartford Whalers 1981-91, Pittsburgh Penguins 1991-98, Carolina Hurricanes 1998-03 and Carolina Hurricanes & Toronto Maple Leafs 2003-04.
Medals : Stanley Cup 1991 & 1992.
Honours : Won the NHL Plus-Minus Award 1994-95.
Won the Frank J Selke Trophy in 1995.
Won the Lady Byng Trophy in 1995, 1998 & 2002.
Won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2002.
NHL All-Star Roster 1983, 1985, 1990 & 1996.
Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins 1994-95 & 1997-98 and the Carolina Hurricanes 2000-04.
His number 10 jersey has been retired by Carolina Hurricanes.
Frank J Selke Trophy
The Frank J Selke Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1977 by the Board of Governors of the NHL in honour of Frank J Selke. An annual award for the best defensive forward in the NHL, picked by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
Frankfurt Lions
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Frankfurt, Germany. Played in the Bundesliga for a total of seven seasons, highest finish was 5th place in 1969-70. Reached quarter finals of the German Championship 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. Played in the DEL since 1994, finished as league runner up in 1997-98 and also reached the semi final of the German Championship. Play in the Skoda Auto European Hockey League in 1998-99.
Home ice : Eissporthalle am Ratsweg
Team colours : black, blue & orange
Head coach : Blair MacDonald
Franklin, John (- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) in 1979.
Club Career :
Played for Durham.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C bronze in 1979.
Franks, Jim (- )
Club Career : Played for Detroit Red Wings.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1937.
Frankum, Paul (1962- )
Club Career : Played for Solihull Barons 1983-86, Telford Tigers & Solihull Barons 1986-87, Solihull Barons 1987-88, Telford Tigers 1989-90 and Solihull Barons 1991-92 & 1993-94 & 1995-96. 
Franzen, Johan (1979- )
Born in Vetlanda, Sweden. Centre. Detroit Red Wings 1st pick (97th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Sweden in the 2005 & 2006 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Linkoping HC 2000-05 and Detroit Red Wings 2005- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 2006.
Won the Stanley Cup in 2008.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 39 93
Fraser, A A (- )
Club Career : Played for Ottawa Silver Seven.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1903.
Fraser, Curt (1958- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1977-78.
Fraser, Drew (- )
Honours : Won the Mick Curry Memorial Trophy in 1996.
Fraser, Gordon (- )
Club Career : Played for Victoria Cougars.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1925.
Fraser, Tyson (- )
Scored the first Coventry Blaze goal on the 27 August 2000.
Club Career : Played for Coventry Blaze 2000-01.
Frasnelli, Luana (1975- )
Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2000 World Championship (Women).
Club Career : Played for HC Eagles.
Frawley, William Daniel 'Dan' (1962- )
Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. Chicago Blackhawks 15th pick (204th overall) in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Retired at the end of the 1992-93 season but came back in 1995 before hanging up his skates for good after the 1997-98 season.
Club Career : Played for Cornwall Royals 1980-82, Springfield Indians 1982-83, Springfield Indians & Chicago Blackhawks 1983-84, Chicago Blackhawks & Milwaukee Admirals 1984-85, Pittsburgh Penguins 1985-88, Pittsburgh Penguins & Muskegon Lumberjacks 1988-89, Muskegon Lumberjacks 1989-90, Rochester Americans 1990-93 and Rochester Americans 1995-98.
Medals : Won the Memorial Cup in 1981.
Won the President's Cup in 1980-81.
Won the Fred A Huber Trophy in 1988-89 & 1989-90.
Won the Turner Cup in 1989.
Won the American Hockey League (Southern Division) 1990-91.
Won the Calder Cup in 1996.
Honours : Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins 1987-88.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 28 32
Fred A Huber Trophy
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Awarded to the regular season champions of the International Hockey League from 1954-55 to 2000-01. Named in honour of Fred Huber. Previously known as the J P McGuire Trophy
Fred 'Cyclone' Taylor Trophy
Presented to the British Columnia Junior B Hockey League champions.
Fred J Hume Award
Presented to the Most Gentlemanly Player in the Western Hockey League.

1965-66 : Guyle Fielder (Seattle Totems)
1966-67 : Guyle Fielder (Seattle Totems)
1968-69 : Guyle Fielder (Seattle Totems)
1973-74 : Andy Hebenton (Portland Buckaroos)
Fred T Hunt Memorial Trophy
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First presented in 1978. Awarded annually, to the player who displays the best sportsmanship, determination & dedication to hockey, by the American Hockey League.
Frederick Fury [web site]
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Frederick, Maryland, USA. Youth team which plays in the Capital Beltway Hockey League.
Home ice : Skate Frederick Ice Sports Arena
Team colours : 
Fredericksburg Falcons
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. Youth team which plays in the Capital Beltway Hockey League.
Home ice : Fredericksburg Ice Park
Team colours : 
Fredericton Canadiens [web site]
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Played in the American Hockey League in 1990-99. The team was a farm team to the Montreal Canadiens and the Los Angeles Kings.
Home ice : Aitken Centre
Team colours : red, white & blue
Head coach : Blair MacDonald 1987-88, Michel Therrien 1997-99
Fredericton Express
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The Fredericton Express was an American Hockey League franchise that was founded in 1981. The team lasted seven seasons until the end of the 1987-88 season, were regular season division champions twice but never won the Calder Cup. The Express were affiliated with both the Vancouver Canucks and the Quebec Nordiques.
Home ice : Aitken Centre
Team colours : Blue, red, white and gray
Frederiksen, Kristoffer (- )
Club Career : Played for  Esbjerg IK.
Honours : Denmark Rookie of the Year 2000.
Fredrickson, Frank (1895-1979)
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Centre. Won the Allan Cup with Winnipeg Falcons and then went on, with the team, to represent Canada. Like most of the Falcons players he was of Icelandic descent.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, which were later given World Championship status by the IIHF.
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Falcons 1913-17 & 1919-20, Victoria Cougars 1920-26, Detroit Cougars & Boston Bruins 1926-27, Boston Bruins 1927-28, Boston Bruins & Pittsburgh Pirates 1928-29, Pittsburgh Pirates 1929-30 and Detroit Falcons & Detroit Olympics 1930-31.  Coached the Winnipeg Winnipegs 1931-32. 
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1920.
Won World Championship gold in 1920.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1925 & 1929.
Won the Allan Cup in 1920.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.
PCHA Leading Point Scorer 1920-21 and 1922-23.
PCHA All-Star Centre 1920-21.
Captain of Canada at the 1920 Olympics.
Captain of the Winnipeg Falcons.
Fredrikshavn IK (Whitehawks) [web site]
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Denmark. Founded 1964.
Home ice : Fredrikshavn Isstadion
Team colours : White, blue and red
Honours : Won the Danish Championship in 1989.
Fredrikshavn Isstadion
Denmark.  
Home ice for : Fredrikshavn IK
Capacity : 2,480
Ice pad size :
Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Home ice for : Louisville Panthers
Capacity : 17,200
Ice pad size :
Freeman, Colin (1971- )
Club Career : Played for Dumfries Vikings 1993-94 and Dumfries Border Vikings 1995-96.
Freeman Coliseum
San Antonio, Texas, USA. Also known as the Alamodome.
Home ice for : San Antonio Dragons and San Antonio Iguanas
Capacity : 9,965 seats
Ice pad size :
200 feet x 85 feet
Freeport Recreation Center
Freeport, New York, USA. It is a bubble type of facility that cannot be used from May to early September.
Home ice for : Long Island Old Pucks
Capacity : 100
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Freezing The Puck
i. When the goaltender catches or falls on the puck to create a stoppage of play.
ii. When a player holds the puck against the boards with either his stick or skate in order to create a stoppage of play.
Freiburg (EHC Freiburg) [web site]
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Freiburg, Germany. The team nickname is 'Die Wölfe'. Played in the Bundesliga 1985- .
Home ice : Franz Siegel Halle (5,800 - 1,200 seats/4,600 standing)
Team colours : black, orange & white
French, Jake (1975- )
Club Career : Played for Slough Jets 1993-94, Bracknell Bees & Lee Valley Lions 1994-95 and Bracknell Bees 1995-96.
French Championship
First contested in 1904. The Championship is now contested for La Coupe Magnus.
i.
The title of French champion was awarded to the winner of a "final" between the winners of the two geographic groups (a) Paris and (b) Lyonnais/Alpes. Each group had a small number of teams.
ii.
Until the end of the 1960s, the best clubs of the Alps and Ile de France played at the end of the season in a final group to decide the title. Sometimes it was played on a home and away basis, sometimes it was a tournament played in one rink over a week-end.
iii.
From the 1970s the Nationale A (see French League) championship became a truely national event with teams coming from any region in France. They played in a unique group. The basis of the championship was dependent on the number of teams involved : there were 16 teams in 1992-93 and 1993-94 but only 6 in 1974-75 and 1991-92. Generally there was a regular season and then a play-off round (starting from quarter or semi final) but sometimes there was only a regular season. The overall number of games played in a season was the main factor : there had to be at least 45 matches (including the play-offs).
iv.
Today there are 36 matches in the regular season (in 1999-2000 there were only 9 teams in the Ligue Elite following the withdrawl of HC Grenoble and the refusal of HC Clermont-Ferrand to accept promotion. Italian club HC Milan played friendly games against French teams to complete the schedule). Then the play-offs start at the Quarter final (best-of-seven) and then Semi-final, Final (best-of-five). 
v. Number of matches: At the begining of the century less than 10 matches were enough to win the title. The following examples show the year, winners and matches played - 1971 Chamonix 16, 1973 Chamonix 22, 1978 Gap 18, 1980 Tours 28, 1982 Grenoble 32, 1984 Megève 36, 1988 Mont-Blanc 32, 1989 Paris FV 43, 1992 Rouen 34, 1996 Brest 40 and 1998 Grenoble 48.
'French Connection Line'
The famous Buffalo Sabres line of Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert
French Cup

First contested in the 1999-00 season.
French Ice Hockey Federation (Federation Francaise des Sports de Glace)
Paris, France. Governing body for ice hockey in France who oversee the Ligue National.
French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

Also known as the Oscar de la Glace. 
French League
Clubs from 55 cities have played at the national level in France since 1904. There have been 31 different teams in the top division and 18 have never been higher than the second division. The top French league was called Ligue Elite from 1997 (the top division had been Nationale 1A in 1986, then for 1990-92 it was Ligue Nationale, for 1992-94 it was Nationale 1, for 1994-96 it was Division Elite and in 1996-97 it was Nationale 1A again).

i.
From 1904 to the end of the 1920s there was one division called 1ère série.
ii.
From the beginning of the 1930s to 1973 there were two divisions called 1ère série and 2ème série.
iii. 1973-86 : there were three divisions called Nationale A, Nationale B and Nationale C.
iv. 1986-98 : there were four divisions - a top league which had various names (see above) and the Nationale 1B, Nationale 2 and Division 3.
v. 1998-99 : there were four divisions - Division Elite (10 teams), Nationale 1 (15 teams), Nationale 2 (16 teams) and Nationale 3 (variable)
vi. 1999- : there were four divisions - Division Elite (9 teams - following the withdrawl of HC Grenoble and the refusal of HC Clermont-Ferrand to accept promotion. Italian club HC Milan played friendly games against French teams to complete the schedule), Nationale 1 (16 teams), Nationale 2 (16 teams) and Nationale 3 (variable)
French, Andy (- )
International Career : General manager for Great Britain in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Frenkel, Sergei (1984- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Israel in the 2001-03 (Division II) World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for Haifa.
Medals : Won World Championship Division II (Group B) silver in 2001.
Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2002. 
Frenzel, Dieter (- )
Born in East-Germany.
International Career : Played 299 games for the GDR National Team.
Fresher, Rupe (- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1952-62.
Club Career : Played for Southampton Vikings 1976-77.
Fresno Falcons (1946-50)
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Fresno, California, USA. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1946-50.
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Team colours :
Fresno Falcons (1995- ) [web site]
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Fresno, California, USA. Founding member of the West Coast Hockey League in 1995. Known as Fresno's Fighting Falcons during the 1997-98 season. Played in West Coast Hockey League 1995-03 and the ECHL 2003- .
Home ice : Selland Arena, Save Mart Center
Team colours : blue, brown & black
Affiliations have included : Cleveland Barons, San Jose Sharks 2003-08
General manager : John Tull 2000- , Greg Schuh -02, Blaine Moore 2002-
Head coach : John Olver 1995-96, Guy Gadowsky 1996-97 & 1998-99, Blaine Moore 1999-03, Blaine Moore & Greg Spenrath 2003-04, Matt Thomas 2005- 
Honours : Won the Bruce C Taylor Cup in 2002.
Fresno's Fighting Falcons

See Fresno Falcons
Frewer, Matt (1958- )
Born Washington D.C., USA but raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. A strong hockey player, he wanted to play professionally but those hopes were dashed following a serious hockey injury when he was 16. He moved to Great Britain to attend Bristol Old Vic Repertory Company and the National Youth Theatre. During his time in Bristol he played for the Avon Arrows. He went on to become a TV star in "Max Headroom", "Psi Factor" and Steven Spielberg's "Taken" (Dr Chet Wakeman).  He appeared in many films and TV series including Honey I Shrunk The Kids, National Lampoon's Senior Trip, The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, Miami Vice, The Outer Limits and Star Trek The Next Generation.
Club Career : Played for Avon Arrows.
Fribourg (HC Fribourg)
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Fribourg, Switzerland. 
Home ice :  
Team colours : 
Fribourg (HC Fribourg-Gottéron) [web site]
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Fribourg, Switzerland. Played in the European Hockey League in 1998-99.
Home ice : Patinoire communale St Léonard
Team colours : 
Retired jersey numbers :
90 91
Frick, Bud (- )
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1956 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1956.
Friday, Norman (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats 1928-36.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Won the Allan Cup in 1929.
Fridfinsson, Chris (1899- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1920 Olympics & World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Falcons 1919-20.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1920.
Won the Allan Cup in 1920.
Fridgen, Darin (- )
Honours : BIHWA All-Star forward 1991.
Friedrichspark (Eisstadion im Friedsrichspark)
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  
Home ice for : Mannheim Eagles
Capacity : 8,200 (2,000 seats and 6,200 standing)
Ice pad size :
Friesen, Jeff (1976- ) 
Born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Right-wing. San Jose Sharks 1st pick (11th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Played for Canada in the 1996, 1997 & 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for San Jose Sharks 1994-00, San Jose Sharks & Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2000-01, Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2001-02 and New Jersey Devils 2002- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1997.
Won World Championship silver in 1996.
Won the Stanley Cup in 2003.
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Friesen, Karl (1958- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Netminder. Retired from hockey at the end of the 1995-96 season.
International Career : Played for Germany in the 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987 & 1989 World Championships, the 1984, 1988 & 1992 Olympics and the 1984 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for West Kildonan Northstars 1975-79, St Boniface Mohawks 1979-80, SB Rosenheim 1980-85, Maine Mariners 1985-86, New Jersey Devils & SB Rosenheim 1986-87, SB Rosenheim 1987-1992, EC Hedos Munich (Bundesliga) 1992-94, Munich Maddogs 1994-95 and SB Rosenheim 1995-96.
Medals : Won the German Championship in 1982, 1985, 1989 & 1994.
Won the Bundesliga in 1984-85, 1986-87 & 1987-88.
Honours : Elected to the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
Won German Player of the Year 1982, 1988, 1989 & 1990.
Won the Toni Kehle Cup 1983-84, 1984-85, 1987-88 & 1989-90.
Won the Hap Holmes Memorial Trophy 1985-86 (shared with Sam St Laurent).
Bundesliga All-Star Team 1981-82, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1987-88 & 1988-89.
Frisk-Asker Tigers (IF Frisk Asker Ishockey)
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Asker, Norway. Play in the Norwegian Eliteserien.
Home ice : Askerhallen
Team colours : Green and red
Honours : Won the Norwegian Championship twice.
Friz, Manuela (1978- )
Played defence.
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2000 & 2001 World Championships (Women).
Club Career : Played for Agordo.
Froese, Robert Glenn 'Bob' (1958- )
Born St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Philadelphia Flyers 1982-86 and New York Rangers 1986-91.
Honours : Shared the William M Jennings Trophy with Darren Jensen in 1986 playing for Philadelphia.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1985-86.
Frölunda Indians
See Västra Frölunda HC
Frölundaborg
Gothenberg, Sweden.
Home ice for : Västra Frölunda HC (sometimes used)
Capacity : 9,200
Ice pad size :
Frost, Karl (1976- )
Club Career : Played for Solihull Barons 1993-96.
Frozen Four
The name given to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association national championship (2 x semi-final games, 3rd place game & final game). The 3rd place game was played 1949-89.
Frutiger, Jean Pierre (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1978 & 1979 World Championship (Pool C).
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool C) bronze in 1979.
Fryia, Mike (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1973-74.
Fryslweicz, Stanislaw (1944- )
Defenceman. 
International Career : Played 135 games for Poland between 1969 and 1974 (including the 1972 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for Podhale Nowy Targ.

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