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Saari, Eero (- )
Born in Finland.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994 (player).
Saarinen, Erkki (- )
Born in Finland. Coach.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 (coach).
Saarinen, Mika (- )
International Career : Coached Finland in the 1999, 2000 & 2001 World Championships  (assistant).
Medals : Won World Championships silver in 1999 & 2001 (assistant coach).
Won World Championships bronze in 2000 (assistant coach).
Saarinen, Simo (- )
Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for IFK Helsinki.
Honours : SM-liiga All Star Team defenceman 1988.
His number 7 jersey has been retired by IFK Helsinki.
Sabetzki, Dr Günther (1915-2000)
Born in Dusseldorf, Germany. Founding member of the Deutsche Eishockey-Bund (German Ice Hockey Federation). He was the founder of the European Cup which was contested between 1965 and 1996. President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) 1975-94 - during his tenure he helped modernise the organisation, expanded the member nation base to include Asia & South America, normalised ice hockey relationships between Europe & North America and gave the IIHF a commercial foundation by introducing sponsorship. 
Honours : IIHF President of Honour 1994.
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.
Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997.
Sabourin, Stephane (- )
International Career : Head Coach of France at the 2000 World Championships Pool A.
Sacharuk, Larry (1952- )
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Providence Reds & New York Rangers 1972-74, St Louis Blues 1974-75, New York Rangers 1975-76, New Haven Nighthawks & New York Rangers 1976-77, New Haven Nighthawks 1977-78, Indianapolis Racers 1978-79, Birmingham Bulls 1979-80 and Birmingham Eagles 1988-89.
Sacilotto, Enio (- )
Club Career : Coached HC Lugano and Bracknell Bees 2000- .
Sacratini, Vezio (- )
Club Career : Played for Cardiff Devils 1996- .
Honours :
BIHWA All-Star forward 1997.
Saddledome
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Sadler, Robin (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1974-75.
Sadoun, Yven (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 2001 Olympic Qualification Tournament, the 2001 & 2002 World Championship Division I (Group A) and the 2003 World Championship Division I (Group B).
Club Career : Played for Viry-Essonne.
Medals : Won World Championship Division I (Group A) silver in 2001 & 2002.
Won World Championship Division I (Group B) gold in 2003.
Honours : Won the Jean-Pierre Graff Trophy in 1998-99.
Saenz, Alejandro (1953- )
Born in Mexico. General Manager of Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04 (general manager).
Safehockey.com [web site]
A site, managed by Leigh Pomeroy of Mankato, Minnesota, USA, which states that "... for hockey to remain a popular and growing sport it must also be safe for all playing levels." Safehockey.com is dedicated to promoting this ideal with links to sites, news items and organisations across the Internet concerning hockey safety. Several extracts from reports on hockey injuries, violence and foul play are also displayed on the site. 
Safin, Vener (1964- )
Born in Ufa, Russia. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Salavat Yulaev 1989-95, HC Hermes (Kokko, Finland) 1995-96 and Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) 1996- . Played in the IIHF Continental Cup Final 1997.
Honours : Won the MHL(IHL)/RHL Championships All-Star bronze medal in 1995, 1996, 1997.
Säfwenberg, David (1896-1957)
Born in Sweden. Säfwenberg learnt to play ice hockey in Germany.
International Career : Played as a forward for Sweden at the 1920 Olympics.   He played six times for Sweden.
Club Career : He started his career in Berliner SC in 1918.
Saganiuk, Ray 'Rocky' (1957- )
Born in Myrnam, Alberta, Canada. Forward.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Lethbridge Broncos 1976-77, Dallas Black Hawks 1977-78, Toronto Maple Leafs 1978-83 (played 62 games for the New Brunswick Hawks in 1918-79), St Catharines Saints and Pittsburgh Penguins 1983-84 and Ayr Bruins 1987-89. Coached Ayr Bruins 1989-90, Peterborough Pirates 1990-93 (playing a handful of games in 1991-92). Played and coached for Murrayfield Racers 1993-94.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Durham Wasps and Blackburn Hawks in 1994-95.
Honours : Won the Les Cunningham Plaque 1978-79.
AHL All-Star First Team 1978-79.
BIHWA Coach of the Year 1991.
Saginaw Gears
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Played in the International Hockey League.
Home ice : Civic Center Arena
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Boston Bruins 1980-82, Hartford Whalers 1980-83, Los Angeles Kings 1975-76, Toronto Maple Leafs 1974-76
General manager : Wren Blair 1974-76
Head coach : Don Perry 1974-76
Honours : Won the International Hockey League Championship in 1977 and 1981.
Saginaw Gears [1999-00]
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Formerly the Saginaw Lumber Kings. Played in the United Hockey League 1999-00 but the team relocated to Canton, Ohio, USA on the 20th December 1999 and finished the season as the Ohio Gears.
Home ice : Wendler Arena
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included :
Saginaw Generals
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Played in the International Hockey League 1985-86.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Buffalo Sabres 1985-86
Saginaw Hawks
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Played in the International Hockey League 1988-89.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Saginaw Lumber Kings
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Formerly the Saginaw Wheels. Played in the Colonial Hockey League 1996-97 and the United Hockey League 1997-99.
Home ice : Saginaw Civic Center
Team colours : 
Saginaw Wheels
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Formerly the Chatham Wheels. Played in the Colonial Hockey League 1994-96. The team changed its name to Saginaw Lumber Kings.
Home ice : Saginaw Civic Center
Team colours : 

General manager : Mike Zruna 1995-96
Head coach : Mike Zruna 1995-96
Sagkeeng Arena Complex
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Home ice for : Southeast Blades
Capacity : 1,200
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Sahlstedt, Kalle (1973- )
Club Career : Played for TPS Turku 2000-01 and HV 71 2001- .
Säilynoja, Keijo (- ) 
Club Career : Played for Jokerit Helsinki
Honours : Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1991-92.
St Amant, Steve (- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers 1975-76.
Medals : Won the Northern League 1975-76.
St Amour, Martin (1970- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Whitley Warriors 1994-95.
St Boniface Saints [web site]
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Home ice : Notre Dame Arena
Team colours : black, white & red
St Catharines Black Hawks
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Formerly the Niagara Falls Flyers. Played in the Ontario Hockey Association 1968-69. Played in the Ontario Hockey League 1976-1982.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Catharines Fincups
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Formerly the Hamilton Fincups. Played in the Ontario Hockey League 1976-1977.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Catharines Pros
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Ontario, Canada. Played in the Ontario Professional Hockey League 1908-09.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
St Catharines Saints
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Played in the American Hockey League in 1985 as the farm team for Toronto Maple Leafs.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Head coach :
John Brophy 1985-86
St Catharines Teepees
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Played in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A League 1956-60.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Germain, Ralph (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1935-36.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Saint-Gervais (HC Saint-Gervais)
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Saint-Gervais, Alps, France.  The club's full name is SHC Saint-Gervais. Play in Nationale 1 of the French League. Known as Les Aigles du Mont-Blanc.
Home ice :
Team colours : Red and white
Honours : Won the French Championship in 1969, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1985 and 1986.
St Jacques, Michel (- )
Born in Canada. Forward.
Club Career : Played for WSV Sterzing 1998-99.
St James Canadians
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Home ice : St James Civic Center
Team colours :
St James Civic Center
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  
Home ice for : St James Canadians
Capacity : 1,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
St Jean Beavers
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Played in the Québec Major Junior Hockey League 1982-83.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Saint John Flames [web site]
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Played in the American Hockey League in 1993-03. 
Home ice : Harbour Station
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Calgary Flames 1993-03
General manager :
Gord Thorne, Nick Polano, Stew MacDonald
Head coach :
Bob Francis 1993-94, Bill Stewart, Rick Vaive 1998-00, Jim Playfair, Ronald Lee 'Ron' Wilson 2002-03
St John's Maple Leafs [web site]
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St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Played in the American Hockey League in 1991-05.
Home ice : St John's Memorial Stadium
Team colours : 
Affiliations have included : Pensacola Ice Pilots, Toronto Maple Leafs
General manager :
Glenn Stanford
Head coach :
Marc Crawford 1991-94, Tom Watt 1994-95, Tom Watt & Mike Foligno 1995-96, Mark Hunter 1996-97, Al MacAdam 1997-00, Lou Crawford 2000-03, Doug Shedden 2003- 
St John's Memorial Stadium
Home ice for : St John's Maple Leafs
Capacity :
3,765
Ice pad size :  
St John's Navy
Played in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League 1944-45.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Laurent, Dollard (1929- )
Born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Royals 1949-50, Montreal Canadiens & Montreal Royals 1950-52, Montreal Canadiens 1952-58 and Chicago Blackhawks 1958-61.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1961.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1961.
St Laurent, Sam (1959- ) 
Born in Arvida, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1991-92. Played for Canada in the 1992 Olympics (spare goalie).
Club Career : Played for Maine Mariners & Toledo Goaldiggers 1979-83, Maine Mariners 1983-85, New Jersey Devils & Maine Mariners 1985-86, Detroit Red Wings & Adirondack Red Wings 1986-90, Binghamton Rangers 1990-91 and Team Canada & Binghamton Rangers 1991-92.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1992.
St Louis, France (1959- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Canada (Women) in the 1998 Olympics (silver medal).
St Louis, Martin (1975- )
Born in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Right-wing. 
nternational Career : Played for Canada in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for Cleveland Lumberjacks & Saint John Flames 1997-98, Calgary Flames & Saint John Flames 1998-00, Tampa Bay Lightning 2000-04 and Tampa Bay Lightning 2005- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
Won World Cup of Hockey gold in 2004.
Honours : Won the Art Ross Trophy in 2004.
Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2004.
Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 2004.
Won the NHL Plus-Minus Award in 2004 (shared with Marek Malik)
NHL All-Star First Team 2003-04.
NHL All-Star Roster 2003 & 2004.
St Louis Arena
St Louis, Missouri, USA. Formerly known as The Checkerdome.
Home ice for : St Louis Blues (1967-94)
Capacity : 17,188
Ice pad size : 
St Louis Blues [web site]
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St Louis, Missouri, USA. Joined the National Hockey League in 1967.
Home ice : St Louis Arena 1967-94 and Kiel Center/Savvis Center 1994- 
Team colours : white, blue, navy & yellow
Affiliations have included : Alaska Aces 2005-08, Baton Rouge Kingfish 1997-98, Columbus Owls 1973-76, Dayton Bombers 1994-95, Denver Spurs 1973-75, Jersey Aces 1978-79, Johnstown Jets 1973-74, Kansas City Blues 1976-77, London Blues 1994-95 (ColHL), Milwaukee Admirals 1981-84, Montana Magic 1983-84 (CHL), Peoria Rivermen 1984-95 & 1998-08, Port Huron Flags 1976-81, Providence Reds 1975-76, Richmond Wildcats 1976-77, Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1977-83, Syracuse Eagles 1974-75, Winston-Salem Polar Twins 1975-76, Worcester Ice Cats 1995-05
General manager :
Lynn Patrick 1967-68, Scotty Bowman 1968-71, Lynn Patrick 1971-72, Sid Abel 1972-73, Charles Catto 1973-74, Gerry Ehman 1974-75, Dennis Ball 1975-76, Emile Francis 1976-83, Ron Caron 1983-94, Mike Keenan 1994-96, Mike Keenan & Ron Caron 1996-97, Larry Pleau 1997-
Head coach : Lynn Patrick & Scotty Bowman 1967-68, Scotty Bowman 1968-70, Al Arbour & Scotty Bowman 1970-71, Sid Abel & Bill McCreary & Al Arbour 1971-72, Al Arbour & Jean-Guy Talbot 1972-73, Jean-Guy Talbot & Lou Angotti 1973-74, Lou Angotti & Lynn Patrick & Garry Young 1974-75, Garry Young & Lynn Patrick & Leo Boivin 1975-76, Emile Francis 1976-77, Leo Boivin & Barclay Plager 1977-78, Barclay Plager 1978-79, Barclay Plager & Red Berenson 1979-80, Red Berenson 1980-81, Red Berenson & Emile Francis 1981-82, Emile Francis & Barclay Plager 1982-83, Jacques Demers 1983-86, Jacques Martin 1986-88, Brian Sutter 1988-92, Bob Plager & Bob Berry 1992-93, Bob Berry 1993-94, Mike Keenan 1994-96, Mike Keenan & Jim Roberts & Joel Quenneville 1996-97, Joel Quenneville 1997-03, Joel Quenneville & Mike Kitchen 2003-04, Mike Kitchen 2004-06, Mike Kitchen & Andy Murray 2006-07, Andy Murray 2007- 
Team captain : Al Arbour 1967-70, Red Berenson & Barclay Plager 1970-71, Barclay Plager 1971-76, no captain 1976-77, Red Berenson 1977-78, Barry Gibbs 1978-79, Brian Sutter 1979-88, Bernie Federko 1988-89, Rick Meagher 1989-90, Scott Stevens 1990-91, Garth Butcher 1991-92, Brett Hull 1992-95, Brett Hull & Shayne Corson & Wayne Gretzky 1995-96, no captain 1996-97, Chris Pronger 1997-02, Al MacInnis 2002-04, Dallas Drake 2005-07
Honours : Won the Presidents' Trophy in 1999-00.
Retired jersey numbers :
2 3 8 11 16 24 
St Louis Braves
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Played in the Eastern Professional Hockey League 1962-63.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Louis Eagles
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St Louis, Missouri, USA. The Eagles joined the National Hockey League for the 1934-35 season when the franchise of the Ottawa Senators closed and most of their players transferred to St Louis. The St Louis franchise was terminated in 1935-36.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Louis Flyers
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St Louis, Missouri, USA. Played in the American Hockey Association 1928-42.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours :
Won the American Hockey Association championship in 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1941.
St Louis Junior Blues [web site]
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St Louis, Missouri, USA. Played in the Central States Hockey League .
Home ice : Affton Ice Rink
Team colours : blue, gold & white
General manager : Jim Jost
Head coach :
Jack Behan
St Michael's Majors
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Played in the Ontario Hockey Association 1922-23.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Moritz
Town in Switzerland.  Hosted the IInd Winter Olympics in 1928 and the Vth Winter Olympics in 1948.
St Moritz (ECH St Moritz)
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St Moritz, Switzerland.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Ong, Pierre (- )
Club Career : Played for KSF
Honours : Denmark Player of the Year in 1970.
St Paul Auditorium
St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Now known as the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
Home ice for : Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972-73)
Capacity : 7,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
St Paul Civic Center
St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Built 1973. Re-named in 1998 as the Riverplace Center.
Home ice for : Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973-74 and 1976-77)
Capacity : 16,000
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
St Paul Greyhounds
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Played in the American Hockey Association 1932-33.
Home ice :
Team colours :
St Paul Saints
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Played in the United States Hockey League 1945-51.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours : USHL Play-off Champions 1948-49.
Won the North Division of the USHL in 1948-49.
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA.  Played in the International Hockey League in 1959-61.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Head coach : Fred Shero 1959-60
Honours : Won the IHL Championship in 1960 and 1961.
St Paul Rangers
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Played in the Central Professional Hockey League 1963-64.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours :  
St Petersburg (HC SKA St Petersburg)
See HC SKA St Petersburg
St Petersburg (HC SKA-2 St Petersburg)
See HC SKA-2 St Petersburg
St Petersburg (Izhorets St Petersburg)
See Izhorets St Petersburg
St Petersburg Ice Stadium
St Petersburg, Russia.
Home ice for : HC SKA
Capacity : 12,350
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 100 feet
St Petersburg Suncoast Suns
See Suncoast Suns
St Petersburg Suns
See Suncoast Suns
St Pierre, David (- )
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1991-92.
Club Career : Played for Ayr Scottish Eagles 1996-99.
Medals : Won the British Championship 1998.
Won the Superleague 1997-98.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup 1997.
Won the Express Cup 1997-98.
St Pierre, Kim (1978- )
Born in Canada. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada (Women) in the 2001 World Championships (Women) and the 2002 Olympics (Women).
Club Career : Played for McGill University.
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 2002.
Won World Championship (Women) gold in 2001.
Saint Sauveur Ice Hockey Club
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Belgium.
Home ice :  
Team colours :  
Honours : Won the Belgian Championship in 1922.
St Thomas Barons
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Ontario, Canada. Junior B team founded in 1961.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Head coach : Keith Kewley 1961-68
Honours : All-Ontario finals in 1961-62.
Runner-up in the Canadian national championship in 1967-68. 
St Thomas Royals
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Ontario, Canada. Senior A team.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Head coach : Keith Kewley 1956-58
St Thomas Wildcats
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Ontario, Canada. Played in the Colonial Hockey League 1991-94. The team relocated to London, Ontario at the end of the 1993-94 season to become the London Wildcats.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
SaiPa (Saimaan Pallo)
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Lappeenranta, Finland. Founded in 1948. SaiPa have played over 25 seasons in the top Finnish division.
Home ice : Lappeenrannan jäähalli
Team colours : yellow & black
Head coach : Teijo Rasanen
Retired jersey numbers : 3 9
Sajko, Sandy (1973- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Croatia in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Medvescak.
Sakai, Toshiyuki (1964- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1998 Olympics and in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Sakata, Junji (1974- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Sakharov, Mikhail (- )
International Career : Assistant Coach for Belarus in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Sakic, Joe (1969- )
Joe Sakic Poster NHL Guide 2000s
Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Centre. Quebec Nordiques 2nd pick (15th overall) in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) 1987-88. Played for Canada in the 1991 & 1994 World Championships, the 1996 & 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998, 2002 & 2006 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for the Swift Current Broncos 1986-88, Quebec Nordiques 1988-95 and Colorado Avalanche 1995-09.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1994.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1996 & 2001.
Won World Cup of Hockey silver in 1996.
Won Olympic gold in 2002.
Won World Cup of Hockey gold in 2004.
Honours : Won the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year in 1988.
Won the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy in 1986-87 (East) and 1987-88.
Won the Bob Clarke Trophy in 1988 (tied with Theo Fleury).
Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1996.
Won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2001.
Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 2000-01.
Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2001.
Won the NHL Plus-Minus Award in 2001 (shared with Patrik Elias).
Won Olympic Most Valuable Player Award in 2002.
NHL All-Star First Team centre 2000-01, 2001-02 & 2003-04.
NHL All-Stars Roster 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004.
NHL North America All-Star Roster 2000 & 2001.
Captain of the Quebec Nordiques 1990-91 & 1992-95 and the Colorado Avalanche 1995-09 
Sakuma, Chie (- )
International Career : Played for Japan (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Sakurai, Kunihiko (- )
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1998 Olympics.
Salamon, Jeno (1969- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Ferencvárosi Torna Club.
Salavat Yulayev Ufa (HC Salavat Yulayev Ufa)
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Ufa, Bashkiria, Russia. Ufa is the capital of Bashkiria, in the Ural Mountains. Salavat Yulayev is name of a national hero of Bashkiria, he lived in 18th century. Played in the Russian Superleague 1999-00.
Home ice : Sport Palace
Team colours : blue, green, yellow & white
All-time best players : A Semak (played in USSR National Team), R Khaidarov, R Muftiev, D Afinogenov (player of the Russian National Team), V Safin.
Honours : Finalist of the Continental Cup 1997.
Salei, Ruslan (1974- )
Born in Minsk, USSR. Defenceman. Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1st pick (9th overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Belarus in the 1994, 1995, 1998 & 2000 World Championships and the 1998 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Las Vagas Thunder 1995-96, Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Baltimore Bandits & Las Vagas Thunder 1996-97, Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 1997-98 and Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1998- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1995 (Pool C).
Salem Raiders
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Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1981-82.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
Won the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1981-82.
Salem Rebels
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Played in the Eastern Hockey League 1967-71.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
Salem-Roanoke Valley Civic Center
Roanoke, Virginia, USA. 
Home ice for : Roanoke Valley Rebels
Capacity : 4,042
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Saleski, Don (1949- )
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career : Played for Quebec Aces 1970-71, Richmond Robins 1971-72 (also one game for Philadelphia Flyers), Philadelphia Flyers 1972-78, Philadelphia Flyers & Colorado Rockies 1978-79 and Colorado Rockies & Fort Worth Texans 1979-80.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1974 & 1975.
Saleva, Henry (- ) 
Club Career : Played for Kärpät Oulu
Honours : Won the Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy in 1977-78. 
Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1981-82.
Salfi, Kent (1971- )
Born in Camden, New Jersey, USA. Centre.
International Career : Played for Austria in the 2002 Olympics and the 2002 & 2003 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for University of Maine 1989-93, Mora IK 1993-95, ETC Timmendorfer Strand 1995-96, EC Villacher SV 1996-03 and EHC Linz 2003- .
Medals : Won the NCAA Division I Championship in 1992-93.
Won the Austrian Championship in 1999 & 2002.
Salficky, Dusan (1972- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Czech Republic in the 2000 & 2001 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for HC Plzen 1999- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 2000 & 2001.
Salisma, Eero (- )
Born in Finland.
Club Career :
Played for HPK Hämeenlinna.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 (player).
His number 2 jersey has been retired by HPK Hämeenlinna.
Salmelainen, Tommi (- )
Born in Finland. Left-wing. First European player to be drafted by the NHL although he never played in the NHL. St Louis Blues 5th pick (66th overall) in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for Helsinki IFK.
Salmi, Jorma 'Gerry' (1933- )
Born in Finland. Centre. He won the Finnish League scoring title for three consecutive years. He worked his entire career with Finnair, over 30 years in the United States and is now retired in the USA.
International Career : Played for Finland at the World Championships in 1957, 1958 and 1959 and at the Olympics in 1960.  
Club Career : Played with Brighton Tigers 1955-56, Southampton Vikings 1956-57 and Nottingham Panthers 1956-57 before returning to Finland.
Salming, Anders Borje 'Borje' (1951- )
Born Kiruna, Sweden.
International Career : Played for Sweden in three World Championships and one Winter Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.
Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998.
NHL All-Star First Team defenceman 1976-77.
NHL All-Star Second Team defenceman 1974-75, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1978-79 and 1979-80.
Salmon, Tim (1964- )
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Born in Canada.
Club Career :
Played for Ayr Bruins 1985-86, Ayr Bruins & Telford Tigers 1987-88, Telford Tigers 1988-89, Basingstoke Beavers 1990-92, Sheffield Steelers 1992-93, Newcastle Warriors & Paisley Pirates 1995-96.
Honours :
BIHWA Player of the Year 1986.
BIHWA All-Star forward 1986, 1988 and 1991.
Salnikov, Roman (1976- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Salo, Ari (- )
Club Career : Played for HC Rouen and HC Grenoble.
Honours : Won the Raymond Dewas Trophy in 1996-97 and 1998-99.
Salo, Paivi (- )
International Career : Played for Finland (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Salo, Tommy (1971- )
Born in Surahammar, Sweden. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Sweden in the 1994 & 1998 Olympics, the 1994, 1997, 1998 & 1999 World Championships and the World Cup of Hockey in 1996.
Club Career : Played for Vasteras IK 1990-94, Denver Grizzlies & New York Islanders 1994-95, Utah Grizzlies & New York Islanders 1995-96, New York Islanders 1996-98, New York Islanders & Edmonton Oilers 1998-99 and Edmonton Oilers 1999- . 
Honours : NHL World All-Stars Roster 2000.
Salonen, Aki (- ) 
Club Career : Played for TPS Turku
Honours : Won the Raimo Kilpiö Trophy in 1956-57.
Salt Lake City
The capital city of Utah, USA.  Hosted the XIXth Winter Olympics in 2002.
Salt Lake City Golden Eagles
The Salt Lake Golden Eagles were known as the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles from 1977-78 to 1983-84. See Salt Lake Golden Eagles.
Salt Lake Golden Eagles [tribute web site]
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Played in the Western Hockey League 1969-74, Central Hockey league 1974-84 and the International Hockey League 1984-94. The team transferred to Detroit as the Detroit Vipers from the 1994-95 season.
Home ice : Salt Palace
Team colours : red, white, blue & gold; green, white & gold; red, white & gold
Affiliations have included : Boston Bruins 1969-70, Buffalo Sabres 1970-72, Calgary Flames 1984-93, California Golden Seals 1974-75, California Seals 1975-76, Hartford Whalers 1984-87, Los Angeles Kings 1974-75, St Louis Blues
General manager : Ray Kinasewich 1969-70, Gus Bodnar 1970-71, Al Rollins 1971-74, Jack Evans 1974-75, Marv Edwards 1975-77, Barclay Plager & Bob Plager 1977-78, Jack Evans 1978-83, J P Parise 1983-84, Tom Webster 1984-85, Paul Baxter 1985-87, Wayne Thomas 1987-89, Bob Francis 1989-93, Dave Farrish 1993-94
Team captain : Billy McNeill 1969-70, Bob Ellet 1970-71, Skip Krake 1971-72, Dave Amadio 1972-73, Lyle Bradley 1973-76, Gary Holt 1976-77, Doug Palazzari 1977-78, Floyd Thomson 1978-79
Honours : Won the Adams Cup in 1975, 1980 & 1981.
Won the Turner Cup in 1987 & 1988.
Salt Palace
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  
Home ice for : Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Capacity : 10,594
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Saltzburg (HC Saltzburg)
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Saltzburg, Austria. Played in the Austrian League 1979-81.
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Sam Houston Coliseum
Houston, Texas, USA.
Home ice for : Houston Aeros (1972-75)
Capacity : 8,925
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Samia Sailors
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Played in the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A League 1953-54.
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Samis, Phil (1927- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1948.
Samokhvalov, Andrey (1975- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Kazakhstan in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Samolenko, George (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1960 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1960-61.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1960.
Sample, Paul (1982- )
Born in England. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Cardiff Devils 2006-07.
Samsonov, Sergei (1978- )
Sergei Samsonov Poster
Born in Moscow, USSR. Left-wing. Boston Bruins 2nd pick (8th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Russia (Junior) in 1995.
Club Career : Played for Detroit Vipers 1996-97, Boston Bruins 1997-04 and Boston Bruins & Edmonton Oilers 2005- .
Honours : Won European Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award in 1995.
Samuelsson, Kjell (1958- )
Born in Tingsryd, Sweden. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Sweden in the 1991 World Championship and the 1991 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Tingsryd AIF 1976-83, Leksands IF 1983-85, New York Rangers & New Haven Nighthawks 1985-86, New York Rangers & Philadelphia Flyers 1986-87, Philadelphia Flyers 1987-91, Philadelphia Flyers & Pittsburgh Penguins 1991-92, Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-95, Philadelphia Flyers 1995-98 and VEU Feldkirch & Tampa Bay Lightning 1998-99.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1992.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1988.
Samuelsson, Martin (- )
Born in Sweden.
Club Career : Played for Järnbrotts HK and Haringey Greyhounds 1996-97.
Samuelsson, Mikael (1976- )
Born in Mariefred, Sweden. Right-wing. San Jose Sharks 7th pick (145th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Kentucky Thoroughblades & San Jose Sharks 2000-01, Hartford Wolf Pack & New York Rangers 2001-02, New York Rangers & Pittsburgh Penguins 2002-03, Florida Panthers 2003-04, HC Genève-Servette & SK Södertälje 2004-05 and Detroit Red Wings 2005- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2008.
Samuelsson, Ulf (1964- )
Born in Fagersta, Sweden. Defenceman. See IIHF story number 72.
International Career : Played for Sweden (Junior) 1981-84. Played for Sweden in the 1985 & 1990 World Championship, the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1998 Olympics.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Fagersta AIK 1980-81, Leksands IF 1981-84, Hartford Whalers & Binghamton Whalers 1984-85, Hartford Whalers 1985-90, Hartford Whalers & Pittsburgh Penguins 1990-91, Pittsburgh Penguins 1991-95, New York Rangers 1995-98, New York Rangers & Detroit Red Wings 1998-99 and Philadelphia Flyers 1999-00.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Hartford Wolf Pack (assistant) 2005- .
Medals :
Won European Championship (Junior) gold 1981-82.
Won Olympic bronze in 1988 .
Won the Stanley Cup in 1991 & 1992.
Samylin, Vladimir (- )
Club Career : Played for HC Torpedo Yaroslavl.
San Angelo Coliseum
San Angelo, Texas, USA. 
Home ice for : San Angelo Outlaws, San Angelo Saints
Capacity : 5,250
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
San Angelo Outlaws
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San Angelo, Texas, USA. Founded in 1997. Played in the Western Professional Hockey League 1997-01 and Central Hockey League 2001-02.
Home ice : San Angelo Coliseum
Team colours : 
General manager :
George Posejpal
Head coach : Shaun Clouston 1997-99, Mike Collins 1999-00, Barry Smith 2000-01, Ed Johnstone & Brent Scott 2001-02, Brent Scott 2002-03, Ray Edwards 2003-05
San Angelo Saints
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San Angelo, Texas, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League 2002-05.
Home ice : San Angelo Coliseum
Team colours : 
General manager : 
Head coach :
Ray Edwards
San Antonio Dragons
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San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly the Peoria Rivermen. Played in the International Hockey League 1996-99.
Home ice : Freeman Coliseum
Team colours : green, gold, black & red
San Antonio Iguanas [web site]
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San Antonio, Texas, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League in 1994-97 & 1998-02. Following the arrival of an AHL franchise in San Antonio, the Iguanas were granted a suspension of operations for the 2002-03 season by the CHL.
Home ice : Freeman Coliseum (also known as the Alamodome)
Team colours : purple, orange, black & white
General manager :
David Oldham, Rick Carden
Head coach : Bill Goldsworthy & John Torchetti 1994-95, John Torchetti 1995-96, Ric Selling & Dale Henry 1996-97, Todd Gordon 1998-99, Chris Stewart 1999-02
San Antonio Rampage [web site]
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San Antonio, Texas, USA. Played in the American Hockey League 2002- .
Home ice : SBC Center
Team colours : blue, black & grey
Affiliations have included : Florida Panthers 2002-05, Laredo Bucks, Phoenix Coyotes 2005-08, Texas Wildcatters
General manager : John Torchetti 2002-03, Bobby Jay 2003-05, Laurence Gilman 2005-07  
Head coach : John Torchetti & Scott Allen 2002-03, Steve Ludzik & Scott Allen 2003-04, Steve Ludzik 2004-05, Pat Conacher 2005- 
San Antonio Spurs
The original name for the San Antonio franchise that joined the American Hockey League for the 2002-03 season as the San Antonio Rampage.
San Antonio Stampede
The original name for the San Antonio team that joined the American Hockey League for the 2002-03 season as the San Antonio Rampage.
San Diego Gulls (1966-74)
San Diego, California, USA. Played in the Western Hockey League 1966-74.
Home ice : San Diego International Sports Arena
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : Boston Bruins 1973-74, Detroit Red Wings 1967-71, Philadelphia Flyers 1971-72
General manager : Max McNab
Head coach : Max McNab, Jack Evans
San Diego Gulls (1990-95)
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San Diego, California, USA. Joined the International Hockey League in 1990, played unitl 1995 when they became the Los Angeles Ice Dogs.
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San Diego Gulls (1995- )
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San Diego, California, USA. Founding member of the West Coast Hockey League in 1995. Play in the West Coast Hockey League 1995-03 and the ECHL 2003- .
Home ice : San Diego Sports Arena
Team colours : black, white & orange
Affiliations have included : Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1993-95 & 2004-05, Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Colorado Avalanche 2005-06
General manager : Tera Black
Head coach :
Rick Dudley 1992-93, Steve Martinson, Martin St Amour
Honours : Won the Bruce C Taylor Cup in 1996, 1997 & 1998.
Won the Founders Cup in 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 & 2000-01.
San Diego Hawks
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San Diego, California, USA. Played in the Pacific Hockey League 1978-79.
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San Diego Mariners
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San Diego, California, USA. Founded in 1974 when the World Hockey Association franchise from Jersey Knights transferred. Played in the WHA three seasons, 1974-75, 1975-76 and 1976-77. Folded in the summer of 1977.
Home ice : San Diego Sports Arena
Team colours : orange & blue
Affiliations have included : Binghamton Dusters 1975-77, Oklahoma City Blazers 1976-77, Roanoke Valley Comets 1975-76, Syracuse Blazers 1974-75
General manager : Ron Ingram 1974-76, Ballard Smith 1976-77
Head coach : Harry Howell 1974-75, Ron Ingram 1975-77
San Diego Skyhawks
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San Diego, California, USA. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1945-50.
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San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, California, USA. Also known as the San Diego International Sports Arena.
Home ice for : San Diego Gulls 1966-74, San Diego Mariners 1974-77, San Diego Gulls 1995- 
Capacity : 13,600
Ice pad size : 
San Francisco Blackhawks
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San Francisco, California, USA. Played in the California Hockey League 1930-31.
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San Francisco Seals
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San Francisco, California, USA. Played in the Western Hockey League 1961-66. Name changed to California Seals.
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Head coach :
Bud Poile 1962-65, Bud Poile & Charlie Burns 1965-66
San Francisco Shamrocks
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San Francisco, California, USA. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1945-50.
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San Francisco Sharks
San Francisco, California, USA. Founded 1971. One of the original franchises for the WHA. The franchise was transferred to the Quebec Nordiques before the league commenced.
San Francisco Spiders
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San Francisco, California, USA. Joined the International Hockey League in 1995.
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San Francisco Tigers
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San Francisco, California, USA. Played in the California Hockey League 1928-30.
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San Jose Arena
San Jose, California, USA. Building started in 1992. Also known as the Compaq Center & HP Pavilion.
Home ice for : San Jose Sharks (1993- )
Capacity : 17,496
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
San Jose Sharks [web site]
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San Jose, California, USA. Joined the National Hockey League in 1990 but first played in 1991-92. Played their first two seasons at The Cow Palace before moving into their new arena in 1993.
Home ice : San Jose Arena
Team colours : pacific teal, grey, black & white
Affiliations have included : Cincinnati Cyclones 2002-03, Cleveland Barons 2001-06, Dayton Bombers 2001-02, Fresno Falcons 2003-08, Johnstown Chiefs 2003-05, Kansas City Blades 1991-96, Kentucky Thoroughblades 1996-01, Louisville Riverfrogs 1996-98, Mobile Mysticks 1995-96, Nashville Knights 1991-92, New Orleans Brass 2000-01, Richmond Renegades 1998-03, Roanoke Express 1994-95, Toledo Storm 2005-07, Worcester Sharks 2006-08
General manager :
Jack Ferreira 1991-92, Chuck Grillo 1992-96, Dean Lombardi 1996-03, Doug Wilson 2003- 
Head coach : George Kingston 1991-93, Kevin Constantine 1993-95, Kevin Constantine & Jim Wiley 1995-96, Al Sims 1996-97, Darryl Sutter 1997-02, Darryl Sutter & Ron Wilson 2002-03, Ron Wilson 2003-08  
Team captain : Doug Wilson 1991-93, Bob Errey 1993-94, Bob Errey & Jeff Odgers 1994-95, Jeff Odgers 1995-96, Todd Gill 1996-98, Owen Nolan 1998-03, Mike Ricci & Vincent Damphousse & Alyn McCauley & Patrick Marleau 2003-04, Patrick Marleau 2005-
Honours : Won the Presidents' Trophy in 2008-09   
Sandåkerns SK
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Umeå, Sweden. Founded 1932. Merged with IFK Umeå before the 1970-71 season and re-named IFK/SSK Umeå. Since the season 1971-72 re-named Björklövens IF - see Björklöven Lynx. Sandåkern have played one season in the Swedish premier division.
Home ice : Umeå Ishall
Team colours : White and red
Sanderson, Derek (1946- )
Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Niagara Falls Flyers 1962-65, Niagara Falls Flyers & Boston Bruins & Oklahoma City Blazers 1965-67, Boston Bruins 1967-72, Philadelphia Blazers & Boston Bruins 1972-73, Boston Bruins & Boston Braves 1973-74, New York Rangers 1974-75, New York Rangers & St Louis Blues 1975-76, St Louis Blues & Kansas City Blues & Vancouver Canucks 1976-77 and Pittsburgh Penguins & Tulsa Oilers & Kansas City Red Wings 1977-78.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1970 & 1972.
Won the Memorial Cup in 1965.
Sanderson, Geoff (1972- )
Born in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Left-wing. Hartford Whalers 2nd pick (36th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Hartford Whalers 1991-97, Carolina Hurricanes & Vancouver Canucks & Buffalo Sabres 1997-98, Buffalo Sabres 1998-00, Columbus Blue Jackets & Vancouver Canucks 2000-04 and Columbus Blue Jackets 2004- .
Medals : Won the World Championship gold in 1994 & 1997.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1994 & 1997.
Sandford, Ed (1928- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career :
Played for Boston Bruins 1947-55 and Detroit Red Wings & Chicago Blackhawks 1955-56.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team left-wing 1953-54.
NHL All-Star Roster 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955.
Sandford, Fred (- )
Club Career : Played for Sobell Saints 1975-76.
Sandlak, Jim (1966- )
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1984-86.
Club Career : Played for London Knights 1983-85, London Knights & Vancouver Canucks 1985-86, Vancouver Canucks 1986-87, Vancouver Canucks & Fredericton Express 1987-88, Vancouver Canucks 1988-93, Hartford Whalers 1993-95, Vancouver Canucks & Syracuse Crunch 1995-96 and ERC Ingolstadt 1997-98. Coached Detroit Vipers 1996-97 (assistant).
Honours : World Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award in 1986 (Pool A).
Sándor, Szilárd (1976- )
Forward/Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1994- .
Club Career : Played for Ferencvárosi TC & Alba Volán.
Honours : Won Hungary's Leading Points Scorer of the Year Award 1999-00.
Sands, Charlie (1911-?)
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Maple Leafs & Syracuse Stars 1932-33, Toronto Maple Leafs 1933-34, Boston Bruins 1934-35, Boston Bruins & Boston Cubs 1935-36, Boston Bruins 1936-38, Boston Bruins & Hershey Bears 1938-39, Montreal Canadiens 1939-42, Montreal Canadiens & Washington Lions & San Diego Skyhawks 1942-43, New York Rangers & Pasadena Panthers 1943-44, Pasadena Panthers 1944-45, Los Angeles Monarchs 1945-46 and Fresno Falcons 1946-47.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1939.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1934.
Sands, Kevin (- )
International Career : Played for Australia.
Sands, Mike (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1982-83.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) bronze in 1983.
Sandström, Tomas (1964- )
Born in Jakostad, Finland. Right-wing. Although he was born in Finland, he was raised, educated and learnt to play hockey in Sweden - he is regarded as one of the greatest Swedes ever to have taken to the ice. Scored the GWG when Sweden defeated the USSR in the 1987 World Championships.
International Career : Played for Sweden (Junior) 1981-84. Played for Sweden in the 1984 & 1998 Olympics, the 1985, 1987 & 1989 World Championships and the Canada Cup in 1984 & 1991.
Club Career : Played for Brynas IF 1982-84, New York Rangers 1984-89, New York Rangers & Los Angeles Kings 1989-90, Los Angeles Kings 1990-93, Los Angeles Kings & Pittsburgh Penguins 1993-94, Malmo IF & Pittsburgh Penguins 1994-95, Pittsburgh Penguins 1995-96, Pittsburgh Penguins & Detroit Red Wings 1996-97, Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1997-99 and Malmö Redhawks 1999- .
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in the 1984.
Won World Championship gold in 1987.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1997.
Honours : World Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award in 1983 (Pool A).
NHL All-Stars Roster 1988 & 1991.
Sandvikens IF
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Sandviken, Sweden.  Founded 1918. Sandviken played one season in top Swedish division.
Home ice : Sandvikens Ishall
Team colours : red & white
Sandvikens Ishall
Sandviken, Sweden. 
Home ice for : Sandvikens IF
Capacity : 900
Ice pad size :
Sang, Hong (- )
International Career : Played for China (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Sanipas, Everitt (1968- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1986-87.
Sapelkin, Alexander (- )
International Career : Played for the USSR in 1974 against Canada (WHA All-Stars).
SapKo Savonlinna (Savonlinnan Pallo-Kerho) [official web site Finnish only]
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Savonlinna, Finland. SapKo has played a total of four seasons in the top Finnish league SM-liiga (1966-67, 1968-69, 1969-70 and 1970-71). SapKo holds the SM-liiga record of most penalty minutes during a single game (148 min in a game against Tappara Tampere on 14th January 1969). The team also shares the SM-liiga record of the fastest first goal (0.05) which they achieved on 5th February 1967.
Home ice : Talvisalon jäähalli
Team colours : Blue and white
Honours :
Sapporo
City on the large island of Hokkaido in the north of Japan.  Hosted the XIth Winter Olympics in 1972.
Saprykin, Oleg (1981- )
Born in Moscow, USSR. Left-wing. Calgary Flames 1st pick (11th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Seattle Thunderbirds 1998-99, Calgary Flames & Seattle Thunderbirds 1999-00, Calgary Flames 2000-01, Calgary Flames & St John Flames 2001-03, Calgary Flames 2003-04 and Phoenix Coyotes 2004- .
Saracibar, José 'Popi' (1957- )
Born in Vitoria, Spain. Forward. A member of the first Spanish team to enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played 20 games for Spain between 1977 and 1979 ( including the 1977 World Championship Pool C).
Club Career : Played for Casco Viejo and CH Vitoria.
Sarajevo
City in former Yugoslavia.  Hosted the XIVth Winter Olympics in 1984.
Sarich, Corey (1978- )
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman. Buffalo Sabres 2nd pick (27th overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1996-98.
Club Career : Played for Saskatoon Blades 1994-97, Saskatoon Blades & Seattle Thunderbirds 1997-98, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1998-99, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans & Tampa Bay Lightning 1999-00, Tampa Bay Lightning & Detroit Vipers 2000-01, Springfield Falcons & Tampa Bay Lightning 2001-02 and Tampa Bay Lightning 2002- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 21
Sarjeant, Geoff (1969- )
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Peoria Rivermen 1992-94, Peoria Rivermen & St Louis Blues 1994-95, San Jose Sharks & Kansas City Blades 1995-96, Cincinnati Cyclones 1996-98, Cincinnati Cyclones & Flint Generals & Detroit Vipers & Long Beach Ice Dogs & Indianapolis Ice 1998-99 and Ayr Scottish Eagles 1999-00.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star goalie 1999-00.
Sarkis, Ivor (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for South Africa in the 1966 World Championships.
Sarmatin, Mikhail (1972- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Russia in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Sarnia Sailors
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Played in the International Hockey League 1949-51.
Home ice :  
Team colours : 
Head coach :
Dick Kowcinak 1949-50.
Honours : Won the J P McGuire Trophy in 1949-50.
Sarnia Sting
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Formerly the Newmarket Royals. Played in the Ontario Hockey League 1994- .
Home ice : Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre
Team colours : Black, white and grey
Sarnik, Piotr (1977- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Poland in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Sarpsborg Bears
See Sparta Sarpsborg Bears
Saskatchewan Hockey Association [web site]
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association is one of thirteen Branch Associations of the Canadian Hockey Association. The association has over 30,000 players registered.
Saskatchewan Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Home ice for : Saskatoon Blades
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Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League
Known as the SSHL. Operated 1942 to 1980.
Saskatoon Blades
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Western Hockey League.
Home ice : Saskatchewan Place
Team colours : 
General manager :
Brent McEwen
Head coach :
Terry Ruskowski 1989-91, Lorne Molleken 1991-95, Brad McCrimmon 1998-00, Lorne Molleken 2004- 
Saskatoon Crescents
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Western Canada Hockey League 1923-25 and the Western Hockey League 1925-26.
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Team colours : 
Head coach :
Newsy Lalonde 1922-24
Saskatoon Elks
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League 1945-47 and the Western Hockey League 1952-63.
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Team colours :
Saskatoon Empires
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League in 1925-26.
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Saskatoon Falcons
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 1944-45.
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Saskatoon Nationals
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League in 1923-24.
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Saskatoon Navy
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Saskatoon Quakers
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Senior "A" team that represented Canada in 1934 (see Canada). Played in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League 1947-51, Pacific Coast Hockey League 1951-52 and the Western Hockey League 1952-56 & 1958-59.
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Team colours : 
Head coach :
Frank Boucher 1958-59
Saskatoon Sheiks
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Played in the Western Canada Hockey League 1922-26 and the Pacific Hockey League 1926-28.
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Team colours : 
Head coach :
Newsy Lalonde 1924-26
Sasner, Julie (- )
International Career : Played for USA (Women) in the 1990 World Championships (Women). Coached USA (Women) in the 2001 World Championships (Women) (assistant) and the 2002 Olympics (Women) (assistant).
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) silver in 2002 (assistant coach).
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1990.
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 2001 (assistant coach).
Satan, Miroslav (1974- )
Born in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia. Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Slovakia in the 1994 Olympics, the 1994, 1995, 1996 & 2000 World Championships and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Oilers 1995-96, Edmonton Oilers & Buffalo Sabres 1996-97 and Buffalo Sabres 1997- .
Honours : World Championship Leading Points Scorer Award 2000 (Pool A) & 2002.
World Championship Most Valueable Player Award 2002.
NHL World All-Star Roster 2000.
Sather, Glen Cameron (1943- )
Born in High River, Alberta, Canada. Left-wing. President & General Manager of Edmonton Oilers 1980-00 and New York Rangers 2000- .
International Career : Coached Team Canada 1995-96 and Canada in the World Championships, the Canada Cup and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career :
Played for Edmonton Oil Kings 1963-64, Memphis Wings 1964-65, Oklahoma City Blazers 1965-66, Oklahoma City Blazers & Boston Bruins 1966-67, Boston Bruins 1967-69, Pittsburgh Penguins 1969-70, Pittsburgh Penguins & New York Rangers 1970-71, New York Rangers 1971-73, New York Rangers & St Louis Blues 1973-74, Montreal Canadiens 1974-75, Minnesota North Stars 1975-76 and Edmonton Oilers 1976-77. Coached Edmonton Oilers 1979-89 & 1993-94 and New York Rangers (replaced his own head coach in January 2003, stepped down in February 2004) 2002-04.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1984, 1985, 1987 & 1988 (coach).
Won the Stanley Cup in 1990 (general manager).
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
Won the Jack Adams Award 1986.
Sato, Masahiro (- ) 
Forward.
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1964 Olympics.
Honours : Olympic Leading Points Scorer in 1964 (Pool B).
Sato, Masakazu (1976- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Sato, Masako (- )
International Career : Played for Japan (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Sato, Rie (- )
International Career : Played for Japan (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Satosaari, Tommi (1975- )
Netminder.
Club Career : Played for JYP 1999-00 and Newcastle Jesters 2000- .
Saucer Pass
A pass where the puck is lifted so that it goes over an opponents arms, hands or stick.
Sauerland (ECD Sauerland)
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Played in German Bundesliga.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds
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Played in the Ontario Hockey League 1972- .
Home ice : Sault Memorial Gardens
Team colours : red, grey and white
General manager : Craig Hartsburg 2001-02
Head coach : Craig Hartsburg 2001-02, Craig Hartsburg 2003-07
Sault Ste Marie Thunderbirds
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Played in the Eastern Professional Hockey League 1959-62.
Home ice : Sault Memorial Gardens
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Saunders, Clifford (1970- )
Defenceman. President of the Irish Ice Hockey Association.
International Career : Played for Ireland in the 2004 World Championship Division III.
Saunders, Lee (1970-1998)
Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. Defenceman. He learnt to play ice hockey in Canada where he played for the University of Maine. He died in a traffic accident, when he was hit by a tram in Amsterdam while on a cycling tour.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1995-96.
Club Career : He joined Lee Valley Lions for the 1994-95 season before tranferring to Basingstoke Beavers mid-season. He played for Milton Keynes Kings 1995-96. During the 1996-97 season he appeared with Guildford Flames, Peterborough Pirates and Romford Raiders. In 1997-98 he played for EC Graz in Austria and WSV Sterzing in Italy.
Saunier, Bruno (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 1989, 1990 & 1991 World Championship (Pool B), the 1992 & 1994 Olympics and the 1992 & 1993 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool B) bronze in 1989 & 1991.
Saunier, Franck (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for France in the 1994 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Rouen.
Honours : Won the Albert Hassler Trophy in 1993-94.
Sauter, Doug (- )
Club Career : Coached Wheeling Thunderbirds.
Medals : Won the Henry Brabham Cup 1992-93 & 1994-95.
Sauvageau, Daniele (- )
International Career : Coached Canada (Women) in the 2001 World Championship (Women) and the 2002 Olympics (Women).
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 2002 (coach).
Won World Championship (Women) gold in 2001 (coach).
Sauve, Bob (1955- )
Born in Quebec, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Buffalo Sabres.
Honours : Won the Vezina Trophy in 1980 (with Don Edwards).
Sauve, Jean-François (- )
Club Career : Played for Tours.
Honours : Won the Charles Ramsey Trophy in 1989-90.
Savage, Brian (1971- )
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1992-94. Played for Canada in the 1994 Olympics and the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Club Career : Played for Team Canada 1992-93, Team Canada & Montreal Canadiens & Fredericton Canadiens 1993-94 and Montreal Canadiens 1994- .
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1994.
Savage, Reg (1970- )
Born in Montreal Quebec, Canada. Centre. Washington Capitals 1st pick (15th overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1988-89.
Club Career : Played for Baltimore Skipjacks 1990-91 (also one game for Washington Capitals), Baltimore Skipjacks 1991-92, Washington Capitals & Baltimore Skipjacks 1992-93, Quebec Nordiques & Cornwall Aces 1993-94, Cornwall Aces 1994-95, Atlanta Knights & Syracuse Crunch 1995-96, Springfield Falcons 1996-97, Kansas City Blades & San Antonio Dragons & Orlando Solar Bears 1997-98, HC Asiago 1998-99 and Syracuse Crunch 1999- .
Savage Cup
Presented to the British Columnia Senior A Hockey League champions.
Savard, Denis (1961- )
Born in Pointe Gatineau, Québec, Canada. Centre.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Chicago Blackhawks 1980-90, Montreal Canadiens 1990-93, Tampa Bay Lightning 1993-95 and Chicago Blackhawks 1995-97. Coached Chicago Blackhawks 1997-  (assistant).
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team centre 1982-83.
NHL All-Star Roster 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991 & 1996.
His number 17 jersey has been retired by Chicago Blackhawks.
Captain of Chicago Blackhawks during the 1988-89 season.
Savard, Marc (1977- )
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Centre. New York Rangers 3rd pick (91st Overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Oshawa Generals 1993-97, Hartford Wolf Pack & New York Rangers 1997-99, Calgary Flames 1999-02, Calgary Flames & Atlanta Thrashers 2002-03, Atlanta Thrashers 2003-04, HC Thurgau & SC Bern 2004-05, Atlanta Thrashers 2005-06 and Boston Bruins 2006- .
Medals : Won the Robertson Cup in 1997.
Honours :
Won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in 1994-95 & 1996-97.
Savard, Robert (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1980-81.
Savard, Serge (1946- )
Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Defenceman. Known as 'The Senator'.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series and in the 1976 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1966-81 and Winnipeg Jets 1981-83.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978 & 1979.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.
Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1969.
Won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 1979.
NHL All-Star Second Team defenceman 1978-79.
NHL All-Star Roster 1970, 1973, 1977 & 1978.
His number 18 jersey has been retired by Montreal Canadiens.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 18 24
Save
A shot blocked or caught by the goalie which otherwise would have been a goal.
Save Mart Center
Fresno, California, USA.
Home ice for : Fresno Falcons
Capacity : 13,800
Ice pad size :
200 feet x 85 feet
Save Percentage
i. A figure that is used to compare the performance of goalies.
ii. Calculation methods can vary but here is an example. Shots on goal less goals against, divided by shots on goal, multiplied by 100. Example : 120 shots less 6 goals scored, equals 114, divided by 120 equals 0.95, multiplied by 100, equals 95 percent.
Saveliev, Grigori (- )
Club Career : Coached Metallurg Serov 2002- .
Savenkov, Andrey (1975- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Kazakhstan in the in the 1998 Olympics and the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Savitskyy, Oleksandr (1971- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Savolainen, Hannu (- )
Club Career : Played for HPK Hämeenlinna.
Honours : His number 18 jersey has been retired by HPK Hämeenlinna.
Savolainen, Rami (- )
Finnish SM-liiga referee.
Honours : Won the Unto Wiitala Trophy in 1995
Savonlinnan Pallo-Kerho
See SapKo Savonlinna
Savvis Center
St Louis, Missouri, USA. Opened in 1994 as the Kiel Center.
Home ice for : St Louis Blues 1994- .
Capacity : 19,260
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Sawchuk, Terrance Gordon 'Terry' (1929-1970)
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Indianapolis Capitals 1948-49, Indianapolis Capitals & Detroit Red Wings 1949-50, Detroit Red Wings 1950-55, Boston Bruins 1955-57, Detroit Red Wings 1957-64, Toronto Maple Leafs 1964-67, Los Angeles Kings 1967-68, Detroit Red Wings 1968-69 and New York Rangers 1969-70.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1952, 1954, 1955 & 1967.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971.
Won the Calder Memorial Trophy 1951.
Won the Vezina Trophy 1952, 1953, 1955 & 1965 (with Johnny Bower).
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy 1971.
NHL All-Star First Team 1950-51, 1951-52 & 1952-53.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1953-54, 1954-55, 1958-59 & 1962-63.
NHL All-Star Roster 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1964 & 1968.
His number 1 jersey has been retired by Detroit Red Wings.
"Sawchuk : The Troubles and Triumphs of the World's Greatest Goalie"
Sawchuk : The Troubles and Triumphs of the World's Greatest Goalie
A book by David Michael Dupuis. A 320 page hardcover book published in October 1998 by Stoddart Publishing. Terry Sawchuck was a gifted athlete who was glorious in pursuit of goaltending excellence, but who suffered from personal demons that led ultimately to his death at the end of an unparallaled career. He was a man beset by psychological and physical problems that would have ended any career. This book is about Sawchuk, his wife and family, team-mates and friends who were with him throughout his life, who remain loyal to his memory despite his incessant alcoholism, womanizing and violent tendencies. Order from Amazon UK or Order from Amazon.com
Saxberg, Gus (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1935-36.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Saxonian Foxes (ESG Füchse Sachen)
Logo ©
Weißwasser, Germany. Played two seasons in the Bundesliga as PEV Weißwasser/ES Weißwasser - 1989-90 and 1990-91. Played two seasons in the DEL - 1994-95 and 1995-96.
Home ice : Eisstadion Weißwasser
Team colours :
Sazka Arena [web site]
Prague, Czech Republic. Opened March 2004.
Home ice for : HC Slavia Praha 
Capacity : 18,000
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 100 feet

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