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    Bemidji native and future UND Fighting Sioux (Calgary Flames 1st Rd. draft pick in 1986), George Pelawa. There was a great story in today's (5/9/10) Calgary Herald:

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/...338/story.html
    Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

    AHA:
    B1G: UMinn, UWisc
    ECAC:
    HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
    NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
    WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

    Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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    Re: George Pelawa

    Tributes to Big George:

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Tr...791/story.html
    Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

    AHA:
    B1G: UMinn, UWisc
    ECAC:
    HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
    NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
    WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

    Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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    • #3
      I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.

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      • #4
        Re: George Pelawa

        I first heard about him on a Minnesota high school hockey special on FSN North. I had never heard on him, but after the show I did some "searches". Quite a sad story.
        "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." Vince Lombardi

        "License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man; free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case, my enemy is a varmint....and a varmint will never quit...ever. They're like Viet Cong...Varmint Cong, so you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower...and that's all she wrote. Au revoir, gopher." Karl Spackler 1980

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        • #5
          Re: George Pelawa

          I had a couple of cousins that played with him on the state tourney team. I was pretty young, but I remember them being crushed. We still occasionally talk about him to this day. They have some interesting, not for public consumption storied about themselves and George.
          Last edited by Larch; 05-09-2010, 11:13 PM.
          Dance like no one's watching, sing like no one's listening, live each day as if it's your last...

          Dirty - I'd be more suited to be the hockey coach at NDSU.

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          • #6
            Re: George Pelawa

            I played football with George and he was amazing and he played both sides of the ball.
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            • #7
              Re: George Pelawa

              I was lucky enough to know George as a friend.

              I often wonder what kind of impact (if any) he would have had on the game at the college, olympic and pro level.

              RIP buddy.
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              • #8
                Re: George Pelawa

                I believe this is whom Tom Cochrane sang about for his song," Big League".
                LETS GO BEARS!

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                • #9
                  Re: George Pelawa

                  Originally posted by Saints17 View Post
                  I believe this is whom Tom Cochrane sang about for his song," Big League".
                  I've heard that also, many times. But in the linked article Cochrane's wife insists it is not.

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                  • #10
                    Re: George Pelawa

                    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                    I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.
                    I actually was thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, not sure why.

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                    • #11
                      Re: George Pelawa

                      R.I.P. big George, you were an unreal high school hockey player!! I was looking forward to watching his career, though I knew he would be a giant thorn in the Gophers side!!

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