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 Clare Drake passes away [message #714582]
Sun, 13 May 2018 18:01 Go to next message
Suomalainen  is currently offline Suomalainen
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2 Cups

Considering what he meant to hockey, the city and the province, definitely notable loss for all.

https://twitter.com/GBHKY/status/995795152235982848



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 Re: Clare Drake passes away [message #715730 is a reply to message #714582 ]
Fri, 15 June 2018 07:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GabbyDugan  is currently offline GabbyDugan
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Registered: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB

1 Cup

https://www.folio.ca/hockey-community-bids-final-farewell-to -coaching-legend-clare-drake/

..."Hitchcock recounted his own time as head coach of the late-’90s talent-laden Dallas Stars that he couldn’t quite push over the top.

He said a loss to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1997 playoffs prompted a call to Coach Drake.

“I leaned on Clare hard over those years,” said Hitchcock, who with Drake’s help would win the Stanley Cup in 1999. “We (as coaches) can’t thank Clare enough for what he did for us. "....

....the man touched a lot of lives in a positive way...leaves a great legacy...




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 Re: Clare Drake passes away [message #718321 is a reply to message #714582 ]
Mon, 10 September 2018 00:04 Go to previous message
cosmicheretic  is currently offline cosmicheretic
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No Cups

I just noticed he was born in Yorkton SK like me. He also coached the WHA Oilers.


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