Saturday, April 30, 2011

Today in history: April 30

1977: Paul Hoganson shuts out the Quebec Nordiques in Game 4 of the WHA Eastern Division final series, and the Racers win 2-0. Trailing 3-1 in the series, they would be eliminated in an 8-3 loss two nights later. 

Charles Constantin: Left wing who played six games for the Racers in 1977-78, scoring two goals and an assist. They would be his final pro games after 186 games with the Quebec Nordiques over four seasons. A native of Montreal, he is 57.
Dave Parro: Goaltender who finished his career with 12 games in a Checkers uniform in their final 1986-87 season. He also played 77 games for the Washington Capitals from 1980-84. He played in Rochester and Hershey of the AHL, and also had short stints with Fort Wayne and Salt Lake of the IHL. A native of Saskatoon, he is 54.
Geoff Peters: Center and former Blackhawks second-round pick who played his first two professional games for the Ice in 1997-98, totaling 10 PIMs. He'd play a long career in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and in Europe, retiring in 2009. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, he is 33.

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