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Racicot, Andre (1969- )
Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1989-94, Basingstoke Bison 1997-98 and HSC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 1999-2000.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Racine, Yves (1969- ) 
Born in Matane, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1988-89.
Racing Club Paris
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Paris, France. The hockey section of a French multi-sports club. Although the main club still exists there is no longer a hockey section.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours : Won the French Championship in 1950 and 1951.
Radkov, Simeon (1980- )
Born in Bulgaria. Forward.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria (Junior) 1998-00. 
Club Career : Played for Slavia Sofia.
Radu, Viorel (1970- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Steua Bucarest.
Radulov, Alexander (1986- )
Born in Nizhi Tagil, Russia, USSR. Right-wing. Nashville Predators 1st pick (15th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
RAF
See Royal Air Force
Rafalski, Brian (1973- ) 
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for the USA in the 2002 & 2006 Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career :
Played for Brynäs Tigers 1995-96, HPK Hämeenlinna 1996-97, IFK Helsinki 1997-99, New Jersey Devils 1999-07 and Detroit Red Wings 2007- . 
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 2002.
Won the Stanley Cup in 2000, 2003 & 2008.
Honours : Won the Pekka Rautakallio Trophy in 1996-97 & 1998-99.
SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1998.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 28
Raffa, György (- ) 
Defenceman. 
International Career : Played for Hungary at the 1964 Olympics.
Ragulin, Alexander (1941-2004)
Born in Russia. Defenceman. The 13 major international titles he won is equalled only by former Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak. He played in 102 World Championships and Olympic games, scoring 14 goals. He played 427 games and scored 63 goals for CSKA in the USSR Championship. During his time at Khimik Voskresensk he played alongside two of his brothers.
International Career : Played for the USSR in World Championships between 1961 & 1973. He also played in the 1972 Summit Series.
Club Career : Played for Khimik Voskresensk 1957-1962 and CSKA Moscow 1962-1973.
Medals : Won World Championship bronze in 1961.
Won European Championship silver in 1961, 1971 & 1972.
Won World Championship gold in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1973.
Won European Championship gold in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1973. 
Won Olympic gold in 1964, 1968 & 1972.
Won World Championship silver 1972.
Won the USSR Championship 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973..
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997.
Won the World Championship Best Defenceman Award in 1966.
He was selected to the All Star Team at the 1963, 1965, 1966 & 1967 World Championships and the 1964 Olympics.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 5
"Raiders of the Lost Rink"
Raiders of the Lost Rink
Book by by David Gordon, sub-titled Ice Hockey in Ayr. This absorbing and detailed account is rich in both anecdotes and statistics to chronicle the triumphs and tribulations of ice hockey in this Scottish west coast town over 75 years. Containing many rare photographs.
"Raiders Review"
Book by A H Stanley, published by Hockey Publications in 1948.
Raimo Kilpiö Trophy
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An annual award for most sportsmanlike player in the SM-liiga. The Kilpiö Trophy was first introduced to the Finnish SM-liiga in 1954. It was renamed in honour of Raimo Kilpiö in 1995.
Rainer, Ove (- )
President of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association 1973-78.
Raitenen, Pasi (- )
Netminder.  
Honours : BIHWA All-Star goalie 1998.
Rajpar, Seppo (- )
Born in Finland.
Club Career : Played for Solihull Blaze 1998-99.
Medals : Won the English League Premier Play-offs 1999.
Won the English League Premier Division 1998-99.
Raksilan jäähalli
Oulu, Finland. Built in 1975. Also known as Oulu Energia Arena.
Home ice for : Kärpät Oulu
Capacity : 7,600
Ice pad size :
Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The Entertainment and Sports Arena stands on a 140-acre site adjacent to Carter Finley Stadium and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Funded by a partnership of the City of Raleigh, Wake County, the State of North Carolina, the Carolina Hurricanes and boosters of NC State University - it cost US$152 million.  Building work started on 22nd July 1997. The building is 108½ feet high, 495 feet wide and 635 feet long. The Carolina Hurricanes moved into the building on the 29th October 1999.
Home ice for : Carolina Hurricanes
Capacity : 19,000
Ice pad size : 
Raleigh Ice Caps
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1991-98.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1995-96, New Jersey Devils 1994-98, Ottawa Senators 1996-97
Ramage, Rob 'Robbie' (1959- ) 
Born in Byron, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1976-78. Played for Canada in the 1981 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for London Knights 1975-78, Birmingham Bulls 1978-79, Colorado Rockies 1979-82, St Louis Blues 1982-88, Calgary Flames 1988-89, Toronto Maple Leafs 1989-91, Minnesota North Stars 1991-92, Tampa Bay Lightning 1992-93, Montreal Canadians 1993 and Philadelphia Flyers 1993-94.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1989 & 1993.
Honours : WHA All-Star A Team defenceman 1978-79.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 5
Ramirez, Andres (1989- )
Born in Mexico. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Club Career : Played for Galerias.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04.
Ramos, Marin (1988- )
Born in Mexico. Forward.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Club Career : Played for Galerias.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04.
Ramoser, Roland (1972- )
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1998 Olympics and in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Rampf, Hans (1931- )
Born in Bad Tölz, Germany. Played both forward & defence. Played 101 games for his country.
International Career : Played for Germany in the 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962 & 1963 World Championships and the 1956 & 1960 Olympics. Coached Germany in the 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1981 World Championships and the 1980 Olympics.
Club Career : Played 640 games for EC Bad Tölz between 1945 and 1964. Coached EC Bad Tölz, Holzkirchen, Düsseldorfer EG, SC Riessersee and EV Augsburg.
Medals : Won the German Championship in 1962.
Won the Bundesliga 1961-62.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2001 (builder).
Ramsay, Beattie (1895-?)
Born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1924 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Granites 1922-24 & Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-28. Coached Princeton University 1924-27.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1924.
Won the Allan Cup in 1923.
Ramsey, Craig (1951- )
Bornin Weston, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Peterborough Petes 1967-71, Cincinnati Swords & Buffalo Sabres 1971-72, Buffalo Sabres 1972-85.
Honours : Won the Frank J Selke Trophy in 1985.
NHL All-Star Roster 1976.
Ramsey, Mike (- )
Defenceman.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1980.
Honours : Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 (player - 1980 US Olympic Team).
Ramus, Ernie (1912- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1935.
Randall, Jamie (1975- )
Forward.
Club Career : Played for Medway Bears 1991-92, Stevenage Sharks 1992-93, Chelmsford Chieftains 1993-94 and Chelmsford Chieftains & Medway Bears 1994-95, Medway Bears 1995-97 and Invicta Dynamos 1997- .
Medals :
Won the English League 1991-92.
Won the English League Play-offs in 1992.
Randall, Ken (- )
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Played both forward & defence.
Club Career :
Played for Toronto Arenas and Toronto St Patrick's.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1918 & 1922.
Randhurst Ice Arena
Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA.
Home ice for : Chicago Cougars (during the 1974 AVCO Cup)
Capacity : 4,000
Ice pad size : 
Ranford, Bill (1966- )
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1993 & 1994 World Championships, the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (spare goalie).
Club Career : Played for Boston Bruins 1985-87, Edmonton Oilers 1987-95, Edmonton Oilers & Boston Bruins 1995-96, Boston Bruins & Washington Capitals 1996-97, Washington Capitals 1997-98, Tampa Bay Lightning & Detroit Red Wings 1998-99 and Edmonton Oilers 1999- .
Medals :
Won the Stanley Cup in 1988 & 1990.
Won Canada Cup gold in 1991.
Honours : Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1990.
Won World Championship Best Goalkeeper Award 1994 (Pool A).
NHL All-Star Roster 1991.
Ranfurly Ice Hockey Club
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Ranfurly, New Zealand. Play in the Southern Ice Hockey League.
Home ice :  
Team colours : 
Rangers IHC
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1939.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : 
Ranheim, Paul (1966- )
Born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Left-wing. Calgary Flames 3rd pick (38th overall) in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Calgary Flames 1988-93, Calgary Flames & Hartford Whalers 1993-94, Hartford Whalers 1994-97, Carolina Hurricanes 1997-00, Philadelphia Flyers 2000-02 and Philadelphia Flyers & Phoenix Coyotes 2002- .
Ranieri, George (1936- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career :
Played for Barrie Flyers & Edmonton Flyers 1954-56, Boston Bruins & Victoria Cougars & Hershey Bears 1956-57, Quebec Aces & Hershey Bears & Louisville Rebels 1957-58, Louisville Rebels 1958-59, Louisville Rebels & New York Rovers 1959-60 and Providence Reds 1960-65.
Honours : Won the George H Wilkinson Trophy 1958-59.
IHL All-Star First Team 1958-59.
Rankin, Frank (1889-1932)
Born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Rover.
International Career : Coached Canada in the 1924 Olympics.
Club Career : Played junior hockey for Stratford (OHA) 1906-09. Played for Eaton Athletic Association 1910-12, Toronto St Michael's Majors 1912-14. Coached Toronto Granites 1922-23.
Medals : Won the OHA championship in 1907, 1908 & 1909.
Won the Ontario Hockey League in 1911 & 1912.
Won Olympic gold in 1924 (coach).
Won the Allan Cup in 1923 (coach).
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 (player).
Captain of Eaton Athletic Association 1910-12.
Rankin, Norman (- )
Club Career : Played for Montreal Victorias.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1895.
Rantamaki, Karoliina (- )
International Career : Played for Finland (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Rantanen, Marko (- )
Club Career : Played for Newcastle Riverkings 1999-00.
Rantasila, Juha (1945-)
Born in Pori, Finland. Defenceman. Holds the SM-liiga record of most goals (30) scored by a defenceman during a single season (IFK Helsinki 1970-71).  Chairman of the Finnish Hockey Players Association 1996- .
International Career : Played 116 times for Finland in five World Championships and in two Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Porin Karhut 1961-62 & 1963-67, IFK Helsinki 1967-75, HC Lugano 1975-76 and HC Lausanne 1976-78. 
Medals : Won the Finnish Championship in 1965, 1969, 1970 & 1974.
Honours :
Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 (player).
SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1966, 1969 and 1974.
Won the SM-liiga goal scoring title in 1970-71 (30 goals scored during the regular season). 
Ranzoni, Bruno (- ) 
Honours : Elected to the French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.
Rapides de Paris (Sports Club Rapide de Paris)
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Paris, France. A small club when hockey was in its infancy in France. See Paris Rapids
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours : Won the French Championship in 1934.
Rapides Parish Coliseum
Alexandria, Louisiana, USA.
Home ice for : Alexandria Warthogs
Capacity : 5,600
Ice pad size : 
Rapley, Dave (1964- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) in 1980, 1981 & 1982. 
Club Career : Played for Streatham Redskins 1981-82.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C bronze in 1981.
Won European Championship (Junior) Pool C bronze in 1980 & 1982.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star left-wing 1987.
Rapp, Christian (- )
Born in Finland.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 (player).
Rapperswil (SC Rapperswil-Jona)
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Rapperswil, Switzerland. Play in the Swiss Nationalliga.
Home ice : Eishalle Lido
Team colours : 
Rasmussen, Peter (- )
Club Career : Played for Aab Ishockey
Honours : Denmark Player of the Year in 1984.
Rastela, Pertti (- )
Club Career : Played for JYP Jyvaskyla.
Honours :
His number 10 jersey has been retired by JYP Jyvaskyla.
Rastio, Teppo (- )
Born in Finland.
Club Career :
Played for Lukko Rauma and Ilves Tampere
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 (player).
Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1955-56.
Won the Best Hockey Player of Finland Trophy in 1957.
His number 4 jersey has been retired by Lukko Rauma.
Ratej, Ivan (- )
International Career : General Manager for Croatia in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Ratej, Ivo (1974- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Croatia in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Ratelle, Jean (1940- )
Born in Lac Ste Jean, Quebec, Canada. Centre.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series.
Club Career : Played for New York Rangers 1960-62, Baltimore Clippers & New York Rangers 1962-65, New York Rangers 1965-75, New York Rangers & Boston Bruins 1975-76 and Boston Bruins 1976-81.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.
Won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 1970-71.
Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1971-72 & 1975-76.
Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 1971-72.
NHL All-Star Second Team centre 1971-72.
NHL All-Star Roster 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1980.
Rathje, Mike (1974- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1992-93.
Ratingen Lions
See ECR Revier-Löwen
Ratschunas, Tom (- )
Publisher and editor of the International Hockey Guide.
Ratsweg Eissporthalle (Eissporthalle am Ratsweg)
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Frankfurt, Germany.
Home ice for : Frankfurt Lions
Capacity : 6,946 (3,214 seats and 3,732 standing)
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Ratushny, Dan (1970- )
Defenceman. 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1989-90. Played for Canada in the 1992 Olympics.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1992.
Rauch, Alfred De (1887- )
International Career : Played for France in the 1924 & 1928 Olympics and in the 1920 World Championship.
Club Career : Played for CPP and CSHP.
Rauman jäähalli 
Rauma, Finland. Also known as Äijänsuon Arena.
Home ice for : Lukko Rauma
Capacity : 5,500 (3,300 seats and 2,200 standing)
Ice pad size : 
Rauman Lukko
See Lukko Rauma
Rausse, Errol (1959- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1978-79.
Rautakallio, Pekka (1953- )
Born in Pori, Finland. Defenceman. In 1982 he was the first Finnish player ever to play in a NHL All-Stars game. See Pekka Rautakallio Trophy
International Career : Played 165 times for Finland in seven World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Ässät Pori 1968-75, Phoenix Roadrunners 1975-77, Ässät Pori 1977-79, Atlanta Flames 1979-80, Calgary Flames 1980-82 and IFK Helsinki 1982-87.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 (player).
Won the Pekka Rautakallio Trophy in 1977-78, 1978-79 & 1985-86. 
Won the Matti Keinonen Trophy in 1977-78. 
Won the Best Hockey Player of Finland Trophy in 1979.
SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983 & 1986.
1982 NHL All-Stars roster.
Rautavuori, Janne (- )
Finnish SM-liiga linesman.
Honours : Won the Pentti Isotalo Trophy in 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998.
Rautiainen, Petri (1965- )
Born in Pori, Finland. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Newcastle Cobras 1996-98.
Honours : His number 34 jersey was retired by the Newcastle Jesters (although he never played for the Newcastle team with that name).
Ravenscroft, Pete (- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain in the World Championships of 1950 and 1952.
Raventós, Toni (1953- )
Born in Barcelona, Spain. Forward. A member of the first Spanish team to enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played 13 games for Spain in the World Championship Pool C (1977 & 1978). 
Club Career : Played for FC Barcelona.
Ravi, Antti (- ) 
Club Career : Played for SaiPa
Honours : Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1964-65.
Ravlich, Matt (1938- )
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for St Catharines Teepees 1955-58, Trois Rivieres Lions 1958-59, Sault Ste Marie Thunderbirds 1959-61, Providence Reds 1961-62, Boston Bruins & Providence Reds 1962-63, Providence Reds 1963-64, Buffalo Bisons & Chicago Blackhawks 1964-65, Chicago Blackhawks 1965-67, Dallas Black Hawks & Chicago Blackhawks 1967-69, Detroit Red Wings & Los Angeles Kings 1969-70, Los Angeles Kings 1970-71, Seattle Totems & Boston Bruins & Boston Braves 1971-72, Boston Bruins & Boston Braves 1972-73 and Boston Braves 1973-74.
Ravniaga, Edouard 'Eddie' (1972- )
Foward.
International Career : Played for Israel in the 1997-99 (Pool D) & 2001-04 (Division II) World Championships.
Club Career :
Played for Maalot.
Medals : Won World Championship Pool D bronze in 1998.
Won World Championship Pool D silver in 1999.
Won World Championship Division II (Group B) silver in 2001.
Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2002.
Rawlings, Howard (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for South Africa in the 1992 World Championships.
Ray, Rob (1968- )
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Club Career : Played for Cornwall Royals 1985-88, Rochester Americans 1988-89 and Buffalo Sabres 1989-  (also 68 games for Rochester Americans in 1989-91).
Honours : Won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy 1999.
Ray Miron Cup

Awarded annually, since the 1999-00 season, to the play-off champions of the Central Hockey League.
Ray Twinney Recreational Complex
Newmarket, Quebec, Ontario. Formerly known as the Newmarket Recreational Complex.
Home ice for : Newmarket Royals
Capacity : 3,700
Ice pad size : 
Raycroft, Andrew (1980- )
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Netminder. Boston Bruins 4th pick (135th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Kingston Frontenacs 1999-00, Boston Bruins & Providence Bruins 2000-03 and Boston Bruins 2003- .
Honours : Won Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year in 1999-00.
Won the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2003-04.
Raymond, Al (1964- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Raymond, Senator Donat (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.
Raymond Dewas Trophy

Presented annually to the "Joueur le plus Fair-play" (most sportsmanlike player) in the French League. First awarded in 1984-85.
Rayner, Claude Earl 'Chuck' (1920-2002)
James Hendy's Hockey Guide 1951
Born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan, Canada. Netminder. In the 1945-46 season he formed the first two-goalie partnership NHL history with Jim Henry.  Coach Frank Boucher would play them in alternate games, in alternate periods, and on a few occasions would even change them from shift to shift as he changed defensemen.
Club Career : Played for New York Americans & Springfield Indians 1940-41, Brooklyn Americans & Springfield Indians 1941-42, New York Rangers 1945-47, New York Rangers & New Haven Ramblers 1947-48, New York Rangers 1948-53 and Saskatoon Quakers 1953-54.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 (player).
Won the Hart Trophy in 1950.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1948-49, 1949-50 & 1950-51.
NHL All-Star Roster 1949, 1950 & 1951.
Razingar, Tomaz (1979- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Slovenia in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.

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