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Vaarakallio, Petra (- )
International Career : Played for Finland (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Vaasa (Sport Vaasa)
See Sport Vaasa
Vaasan jäähalli
Vaasa, Finland. Built in 1971.
Home ice for : Sport Vaasa
Capacity : 4,600 (600 seats and 4,000 standing)
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Vachon, Rogatien 'Rogie' (1945- )
Born in Palmarolle, Quebec, Canada. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1966-71, Montreal Canadiens & Los Angeles Kings 1971-72, & Los Angeles Kings 1972-78, Detroit Red Wings 1978-80 and Boston Bruins 1980-82.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1968, 1969 & 1971.
Honours : Won the Vezina Trophy in 1968 (with Lorne Worsley).
NHL All-Star Second Team 1974-75 &  1976-77.
Canada Cup All-Star Team and MVP for Canada in 1976.
NHL All-Star Roster 1973, 1975 & 1978.
His number 30 jersey has been retired by Los Angeles Kings.
Vadnais, Carol (1945- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1977 World Championships. On the Canada roster at the 1976 Canada Cup but did not play.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens & Houston Apollos 1966-68, Oakland Seals 1968-70, California Golden Seals 1970-71, California Golden Seals & Boston Bruins 1971-72, Boston Bruins 1972-75, Boston Bruins & New York Rangers 1975-76, New York Rangers 1976-82 and New Jersey Devils 1982-83.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1968 & 1972.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976 & 1978.
Vaikousis, Gavril (1977- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1998 and 1999 World Championships. Played for the Greek (Junior) National Team in the Greek Spring Tournament of 1998.
Vaillancourt, Eric (- )
International Career : Manager of the Luxembourg team in the 1992 World Championships.
Vaille, Maurice Del (1883- ) 
Netminder.
International Career : Played for France in the 1924 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for CSHP Paris.
Vaisanen, Jukka (- )
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.
Vaive, Rick (1959- ) 
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. Vancouver Canucks 1st pick (5th overall) in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. General Manager of South Carolina Stingrays 1993-98.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1977-78. Played for Canada in the 1982 & 1985 World Championships and the 1984 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Birmingham Bulls 1978-79, Vancouver Canucks & Toronto Maple Leafs 1979-80, Toronto Maple Leafs 1980-87, Chicago Blackhawks 1987-88, Chicago Blackhawks & Buffalo Sabres 1988-89, Buffalo Sabres 1989-91, Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans 1991-92 and Hamilton Canucks 1992-93. Coached South Carolina Stingrays 1993-98, Saint John Flames 1998-00 and Mississaga Ice Dogs 2000-01.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) bronze in 1977-78.
Won World Championship bronze in 1982
Won the Canada Cup gold in 1984.
Won World Championship silver in 1985.
Honours : Elected to the South Carolina Stingrays Hall of Fame in 2003.
NHL All-Star Roster 1982, 1983 & 1984.
Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs 1981-86.
Vajgar (HC Vajgar) [web site Czech, English, German]
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Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic. HC Vajgar was formed in 1929 (the name of the club comes from the pond of the same name in Jindrichuv Hradec). Played in the DZ Liga 2 1990-92, DZ Liga 1 1992-93 and Czech Extraliga 1993-94. Unfortunately the financial budget was insufficient to obtain the necessary improvements for the team and after just one season the team were relegated to DZ Liga 1 and has played since then in this second level of Czech hockey since.
Home ice : Jindrichuv Hradec Ice Rink
Team colours : blue & yellow
Vákár Lajos Ice Rink
Miercurea-Ciuc, Csíkszereda, Romania.
Home ice for : SC Miercurea-Ciuc
Capacity : 4,500 (3,000 seats, 1500 standing)
Ice pad size : 
Vakhrushev, Viktor (- )
Coach.
Club Career :
Coached Krylia Sovetov Moscow 2001-02.
Val d'Or Foreurs
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Val d'OR, Québec, Canada. Play in the QMJHL.
Home ice : Val d'OR Sports Palace
Team colours :
Val d’Or Miners
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Val d'OR, Québec, Canada. Played in the Quebec League in 1953-54
Home ice :  
Team colours :
Val d'OR Sports Palace
Val d'OR, Québec, Canada.
Home ice for : Val d'Or Foreurs
Capacity :
Ice pad size : 
Val Pusteria (HC Val Pusteria Wolfe) [web site]
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Brunico, Italia. Founded in 2001. Play in Italian Serie A
Home ice : PalaRienza
Team colours : black & yellow
Head coach : Michael Shea 2001-05 and Lundstroem Lars Erik 2005- 
Team captain : Martin Helfer 2001-05, Alexander Gschliesser 2005- 
All-time best players : Steve Thornton
Valabik, Boris (1986- )
Born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia. Defenceman. Atlanta Thrashers 1st pick (10th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Valenciennes
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Valenciennes, France.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Valentine, Christopher William 'Chris' (1961- )
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Washington Capitals & Hershey Bears 1981-84 and Düsseldorfer EG 1984-96. Coached Krefeld Penguins 2002-03.
Medals : Won the German Championship in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1996.
Honours : German Top-Scorer in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 & 1993.
His number 10 jersey has been retired by Düsseldorfer EG.
Valentine, Chris (1964- )
Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Freelance sports photographer. Official photographer for the Milton Keynes Kings. A regular photo contributor to IHNR - also published in Powerplay & regional newspapers. Hockey images also appear on the Benchwarmer and SportOnAir web sites, as well as many official and unofficial team web sites - including those for Milton Keynes Kings, Sheffield Steelers, London Knights and Fife Flyers. Has a web site called UK Hockey Photos.
Vålerenga IF (VIF Hockey)
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Oslo, Norway.  Founded 1913. Play in the Norwegian Eliteserien. Played in the European Hockey League in 1996-97. Played in the Skoda Auto European Hockey League in 1998-99.
Home ice : Jordal Amfi (also see Oslo Spektrum)
Team colours : Red, blue and white
Honours : Won the Norwegian Championship in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Vålerengen IF
Oslo, Norway. The original name for the Vålerenga IF. The old name (and official name) of part of the town of Oslo is Vålerengen (Norwegian language influenced by Danish up to 1814). The slang name is Vål`enga or just Enga (meaning field or pasture). The name Vålerenga was the commonly used name for the club and has now been adopted as official club name.
Valhalla
Värmland, Sweden.
Home ice for : Viking Hagfors
Capacity : 1,500
Ice pad size :
Valicevic, Chris (1968- )
Born in Mt Clemens, Michigan, USA. Defenceman. Regarded as one of the greatest ECHL players of all-time. He is the ECHL all-time leader with 102 post-season games and is the career regular-season and post-season leader among defensemen in assists and points.
Club Career : Played for Cornwall Aces & Greensboro Monarchs 1993-94, Worcester Ice Cats & Greensboro Monarchs 1994-95, Louisiana Ice Gators 1995-98, Houston Aeros (one game) & Louisiana Ice Gators 1998-99 and Louisiana Ice Gators 1999-02.
Medals : Won the Henry Brabham Cup in 1997-98 & 2001-02.
Honours : Inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2008.
ECHL Best Defenceman 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 & 1998-99
ECHL MVP 1998-99
ECHL All-Star First Team 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 & 1999-00
ECHL All-Star Roster 7 times
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 24
Valiquette, Stephen (1977- )
Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Netminder. Los Angeles Kings 8th pick (190th overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Sudbury Wolves 1995-96, Sudbury Wolves & Dayton Bombers 1996-97, Sudbury Wolves & Erie Otters 1997-98, Hampton Roads Admirals & Lowell Loch Monsters 1998-99, New York Islanders & Lowell Loch Monsters & Providence Bruins & Trenton Titans 1999-00, Sprinfield Falcons 2000-01, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2001-03 and Toronto Roadrunners & Edmonton Oilers (one game) & New York Rangers 2003- 
Valiullin, Eduard (1966- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Estonia in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Valkeapää, Pertti (- )
Born in Finland.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 (player).
Valleyfield Braves
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Quebec, Canada. Played in the Québec Provincial Hockey League 1944-45, the Québec Senior Hockey League 1945-53 and the Québec Hockey League 1953-55.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : Won the Québec Senior Hockey League 1950-51.
Valleyview Jets
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Canada. Played in the North Peace Hockey League.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Valliere, Michel (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for France in the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics.
Vallieres, David (- )
Club Career : Played for Kansas City Blades 1998-00 and London Knights (UK) 2000- .
Vallieres, Rigis (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1975-76.
Valpellice (HC Valpellice)
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Italy.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Head coach :
G Francella 1981-82
Valtonen, Jorma (- ) 
Born in Finland. Netminder.
Club Career :
Played for Ässät Pori and TPS Turku
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999 (player).
Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 (player).
Won the Best Hockey Player of Finland Trophy in 1972. 
Won the Urpo Ylönen Trophy in 1978-79 & 1979-80.
SM-liiga All Star Team netminder 1971, 1972 & 1980.
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio, USA. The arean is within the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
Home ice for : Ohio State Buckeyes
Capacity : 17,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Valui, Vitali (1974- )
Right-Wing.
International Career : Played for Belarus in the 2000 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Metallurg Novokuznetsk.
Van, Allan (- ) 
Born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1956 World Championships.
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1956.
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Home ice for : Grand Rapids Griffins
Capacity : 10,834
Ice pad size : 
Van den Bulcke, Henri (- )
Born in Belgium. President of the Ligue International de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG - which became the IIHF) for two terms. The first was 1912-14, then after a stormy annual congress of the LIHG in Berlin in 1914, he was re-elected for his second term which ran 1914-20. Also president of the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation 1912-20.
International Career : Won the European Championship as a player with Belgium in 1913.
Van den Driessche, Carlos (1901- )
Born in Belgium. Forward. President of the Royal Belgian Ice Hockey Federation in three terms, 1949 to 1951, 1953 to 1955 and 1960 to 1965.
International Career : Played for Belgium 1923- (including the 1936 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for BIHC, Brussels.
Van Den Raad, Willem 'Fats' (1962- )
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Moved to the UK in 1989 and worked behind the scenes as an off-ice official for Nottingham Panthers and the Nottingham Junior Ice Hockey Club (in the UK these roles are often undertaken by unpaid volunteers). An English Ice Hockey Association trained timekeeper, penalty bench official, goal judge, scorer & announcer, he was a registered off-ice official with both the Superleague and the EIHA.
Van Den Thillart, Leo (1968- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Van Der Horst, Jamie (1971- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Sheffied Steelers.
Van Halem, Pim (- )
International Career : General Manager for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Van Hellemond, Andy (1948- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Referee. Officiated 1,475 regular-season games and 227 playoff games from 1972-1996. NHL's Director of Officiating 2000-04.
Van Impe, Edward Charles 'Ed' (1940- )
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career :
Played for Calgary Stampeders 1960-61, Buffalo Bisons 1961-66, Chicago Blackhawks 1966-67, Philadelphia Flyers 1967-75, Philadelphia Flyers & Pittsburgh Penguins 1975-76 and Pittsburgh Penguins 1976-77.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1974 & 1975.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1969, 1974 & 1975.
Van Neer, Carl (1977- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Van Reyschoot, Pierre (1906- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Belgium 1927- (including the 1936 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for CPA, Antwerp.
Van Ryn, Mike (- ) 
Defenceman. New Jersey Devils 1st pick, 26th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1997-98 and 1998-99.
Club Career : Played for the University of Michigan.
Vanbiesbrouck, John (1963- )

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Netminder. After his 2002 retirement he became General Manager and Coach of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds.
International Career : Played for USA (Junior) 1981-83. Played for the USA in the 1985, 1987, 1989 & 1991 World Championships, the 1998 Olympics and the 1987 & 1991 Canada Cups.
Club Career : Played for Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1980-83 (also one game for New York Rangers in 1981-82), New York Rangers & Tulsa Oilers 1983-84, New York Rangers 1984-93, Florida Panthers 1993-98, Philadelphia Flyers 1998-00, Philadelphia Flyers & New York Islanders & New Jersey Devils 2000-01 and New Jersey Devils 2001-02. Coached Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2002- .
Honours : Won the Vezina Trophy in 1986.
NHL All-Star First Team 1985-86.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1993-94.
NHL All-Star Roster 1994, 1996 & 1997.
Vancouver Blazers
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Founded 1973. The Blazers got their World Hockey Association franchise when the owner of the Philadelphia Blazers moved his team to Vancouver. They played in WHA in 1973-74 and 1974-75, then they moved their franchise to Calgary Cowboys.
Home ice : Pacific Coliseum
Team colours : yellow & burnt orange
Affiliations have included : Tulsa Oilers 1974-75
General manager : Joe Crozier 1974-75
Head coach : Joe Crozier 1974-75
Vancouver Canucks [web site]
Logo © Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1945-52, the Western Hockey League 1952-70. Joined the National Hockey League in 1970.
Home ice : General Motors Place
Team colours : white, black, red & gold
Affiliations have included : Albany Choppers 1990-91, Columbia Inferno 2002-06, Columbus Chill 1994-95, Dallas Black Hawks 1978-82, Des Moines Capitols 1973-75, Flint Spirits 1987-88, Fort Wayne Komets 1975-85, Fredericton Express 1982-88, Hamilton Canucks 1992-94, Kalamazoo Wings 1985-87, Kansas City Blades 2000-01, Manitoba Moose 2001-08, Milwaukee Admirals 1988-93, Rochester Americans, Seattle Totems 1973-75, Syracuse Crunch 1994-00, Tulsa Oilers 1975-78, Victoria Salmon Kings 2006-08
General manager : Bud Poile 1970-73, Hal Laycoe 1973-74, Phil Maloney 1974-77, Jake Milford 1977-82, Harry Neale 1982-85, Jack Gordon 1985-87, Pat Quinn 1987-98, Brian Burke 1998-04, David Nonis 2004-08
Head coach : Hal Laycoe 1970-72, Vic Stasiuk 1972-73, Bill McCreary & Phil Maloney 1973-74; Phil Maloney 1974-76, Phil Maloney & Orland Kurtenbach 1976-77, Orland Kurtenbach 1977-78, Harry Neale 1978-81, Harry Neale & Roger Neilson 1981-82, Roger Neilson 1982-83, Roger Neilson & Harry Neale 1983-84, Harry Neale & Bill Laforge 1984-85, Tom Watt 1985-87, Bob McCammon 1987-90, Bob McCammon & Pat Quinn 1990-91, Pat Quinn 1991-94, Rick Ley 1994-95, Rick Ley & Pat Quinn 1995-96, Tom Renney 1996-97, Tom Renney & Mike Keenan 1997-98, Mike Keenan & Marc Crawford 1998-99, Marc Crawford 1999-06, Alain Vigneault 2006-  
Team captain : Orland Kurtenbach 1970-74, no captain 1974-75, Andre Boudrias 1975-76, Chris Oddleifson 1976-77, Don Lever 1977-78, Don Lever & Kevin McCarthy 1978-79, Kevin McCarthy 1979-82, Stan Smyl 1982-90, Dan Quinn & Doug Lidster & Trevor Linden 1990-91, Trevor Linden 1991-97, Mark Messier 1997-00, Markus Naslund 2000-04, Markus Naslund 2005-08
Retired jersey numbers : 11 (later un-retired), 12
Vancouver Lions
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1928-31, the North West Hockey League 1933-36 and the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1936-41.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Vancouver Maroons
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association 1922-24 and the Western Canada Hockey League 1924-26.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Vancouver Millionaires
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association 1911-22.
Home ice :
Team colours :
General manager : Frank Patrick 1914-15
Head coach : 
Team captain : Si Griffis 1914-15
Honours : Won the Stanley Cup in 1915.
Vancouver Norvans
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1942-43.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Vancouver Quakers
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Western Hockey League 1956-58.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Honours :
 
Vancouver St Regis
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League 1943-44.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Vancouver Wheelers
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played in the Pacific Coast Senior Hockey League 1951-52.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Head coach :
Scotty Milne 1951-52
Honours :
 
Vanek, Frantisek (- )
Club Career : Played for the Pardubice ice hockey club.
Vanek, Thomas (1984- )
Born in Vienna, Austria. Left-wing. Buffalo Sabres 1st pick (5th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Austria (Junior) 2001-04. Played for Austria in the 2004 World Championships and the 2005 Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Club Career : Played for Rochester Americans 2004-05 and Buffalo Sabres 2005- .
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) Division I silver in 2001-02.
Won World Championship (Junior) Division I (Group B) gold in 2002-03.
Honours : Won the NHL Plus-Minus Award 2006-07.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 26
Vanhanen, Lasse (- )
Born in Finland. Finnish SM-liiga referee/linesman.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 (referee/linesman).
Won the Pentti Isotalo Trophy in 1980, 1985 & 1986.
Won the Unto Wiitala Trophy in 1980 & 1989.
Vantaa
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Finland. Played in Finish Division 2 in 1992-93.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Varese (HC Varese)
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Varese, Italy.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
Head coach :
W Holzner 1981-82
Varada, Vaclav (1976- )
Born in Vsetin, Czechoslovakia. Left-Wing.
International Career : Played for Czech Republic in the 2000 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Buffalo Sabres 1995- .
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 2000.
Vårbergs IP
Stockholm, Sweden. An outdoor rink.
Home ice for : IFK Stockholm
Capacity : 1,250
Ice pad size :
Varga, Dezsö 'Dezideriu' (1939- )
Born in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania. Defenceman. Played 108 times for his country (39+33=72) in Olympic & World Championship tournaments.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics and in 14 World Championships between 1959-1977. 
Club Career : Played for Vointa Miercurea-Ciuc, CCA Bucaresti and Steaua Bucuresti between 1960 and 1977.
Medals : Won the Romanian Championship 14 times.
Vargyas, Laszlo (1970- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Ujpesti Budapest.
Varholik, Jan (- )
International Career : Played for Slovakia in the 1998 Olympics.
Vario, Lou (- )
International Career : Coached the USA in the 2002 Olympics (assistant).
Medals :
Won Olympic silver in 2002 (assistant coach).
Varis, Petri (- ) 
Forward.
Club Career :
Played for Ässät Pori and Jokerit Helsinki
Honours : Won the Jarmo Wasama Trophy in 1991-92. 
Won the Jari Kurri Trophy in 1995-96. 
Won the Matti Keinonen Trophy in 1995-96.
Won the Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy in 1996-97. 
Won the Aarne Honkavaara Trophy in 1996-97. 
SM-liiga All Star Team winger 1996 and 1997.
Varivonchik, Anatoli (- )
International Career : Head Coach for Belarus in the 1999 & 2000 World Championships Pool A.
Varsity Arena
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built 1926.
Home ice for : Toronto Toros (1973-74)
Capacity : 4,116
Ice pad size :
Varsity Match

The annual Cambridge University v Oxford University contest, known as the Varsity Match was first played in 1900 (see Firsts).  Since 1927, the teams have competed for the Patton Cup. The latest game on Sunday March 10 2002 was the 82nd and Cambridge University won 8-1 in Oxford. Overall, Cambridge University (the Light Blues) are still behind Oxford University (the Dark Blues) whose W-L-D record reads 54-26-2.
Match Programme Cover
Varvio, Jarkko (1972- )
Born in Tampere, Finland. Left-wing. Minnesota North Stars second choice, 34th overall in the 1992 NHL draft.
International Career : Played for Finland (Junior) in 1988. Played for Finland 1992-  (30 goals in 66 games). 
Club Career :
Played for Ilves Tampere, HPK Hämeenlinna, Dallas Stars & Kalamazoo Wings 1993-95, Lukko Rauma 1995-97, Tappara Tampere 1997-98, HV 71 1998 and AIK 1998- . 
Honours : Scoring leader in the 1992 World Championships (10 points). 
Top goalscorer in the 1992 World Championships (9 goals). 
World Championship All-Star winger 1992. 
SM-liiga All Star Team winger 1993.
Väsby IKHK [web site]
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Stockholm, Sweden. Founded 1924 as Väsby IK. Väsby competed one season in the Elite league season 1987-88.
Home ice : Infrahallen
Team colours : green, white & red
Vasilev, Vasiliy (1981- )
Born in Bulgaria. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria (Junior) 1998-99 & 2000-01. 
Club Career : Played for Slavia Sofia.
Vasiliev, Valerie (1949- )
Born in Moscow, Russia. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for and captained the USSR. Played in 12 World Championships and won 9 gold medals. Won gold at the Olympics in 1972 and 1976 . Played for the USSR in the 1972 Summit Series and against Canada (WHA All-Stars) in 1974. 
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998. 
Vasko, Elmer 'Moose' (1935-1998)
Born in Duparquet, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman. Did not play in the 1966-67 season (retired).
Club Career :
Played for Chicago Blackhawks 1956-66, Minnesota North Stars 1967-69 and Minnesota North Stars & Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1969-70.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1961.
Honours :
NHL All-Star Second Team defenceman 1962-63 & 1963-64.
NHL All-Star Roster 1961, 1963, 1964 & 1969.
Vasservogel, Walter (- )
Born in Austria.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997.
Vassieux, Jean (- ) 
Forward.
International Career :
Played for France in the 1978 & 1979 World Championship (Pool C).
Club Career : Played for Villard-de-Lans.
Medals : Won World Championship (Pool C) bronze in 1979.
Honours : Elected to the French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.
Won the Albert Hassler Trophy in 1977-78.
Vassiou, Christian (1975- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1999 World Championship Pool D.
Västerås HC [web site]
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Västerås, Sweden.  Founded 1904 as Västerås SK. The team have played three seasons in the top Swedish division. Played in Swedish Division 2 in 1997-98.
Home ice : Rocklundahallen
Team colours : Red and white
Västerås IK (Black Eagles) [web site]
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Västerås, Sweden. Founded 1913. Founded as Västerås IK but later became IK VIK-Hockey. Since 1988-89 they have been known as Västeås IK again. Västerås have played 33 seasons in the top Swedish division.
Home ice : Rocklundahallen
Team colours : black & yellow
Västerås SK
Västerås, Sweden. Now called Västerås HC.
Västra Frölunda HC (Frölunda Indians) [web site]
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Gothenberg, Sweden. Founded in 1904 as Västra Frölunda IF.  Frölunda have played a total of 33 seasons in the top Swedish division. Played in the European Hockey League in 1996-97.
Home ice : Scandinavium Arena (when special events such as concerts, horse shows etc are held in the Scandinavium, they play their home games in the Frölundaborg arena)
Team colours : red, green & white
Head coach : Conny Evensson/Jan Karlsson
Honours : Won the Swedish Championship in 1965 & 2003.
Västra Frölunda IF
See Västra Frölunda HC
Vasylyev, Oleksandr (1964- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Vätterstads IF
See HV 71
Vauclair, Geoffrey (1977- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Switzerland in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Vaughan, Dr Garth (1928- )
Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. A member of the Society for International Hockey Research and author of "The Puck Starts Here". His main hockey interest is in the origin of the game and he wrote the first chapter of the NHL's Total Hockey. A retired General Surgeon of 35 years (trained in Canada and England), he is also an artist working in oil and watercolour - creating original artwork and reproductions - mostly landscapes & seascapes of his beloved Nova Scotia. Developer of the Birthplace of Hockey web site [web site]
Dr Garth Vaughan
Växsjö HC
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Växsjö, Sweden. Founded 1930 as Östers IF. The team have played one season in the top Swedish division.
Home ice : Växsjö Ishall
Team colours : Red and blue
Växsjö Ishall
Växsjö, Sweden.
Home ice for : Växsjö HC
Capacity : 4,500
Ice pad size : 
VAZ Sport Palace
Togliatti, Russia. 
Home ice for : Lada Togliatti
Capacity : 3,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 98 feet
Vazharov, Kiril (1988- )
Born in Bulgaria. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria (Junior) 2002-04. 
Club Career : Played for Iceberg Sofia.

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