Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today in history: July 16

One birthday today
Bob Whitlock: Left wing who played 103 games for the Racers between 1974-76. He was the leading scorer on the Racers' inaugural team in 1974-75, with 31 goals and 26 assists. The following year, he had a 7-15-22 line in 30 games, splitting time between the Racers and their affiliate in Mohawk Valley. He broke into pro hockey with the CHL Iowa Stars in 1969-70, and also played one game for the Minnesota North Stars that season. In 1972, he joined the Chicago Cougars in the WHA, and also played for the Los Angeles Sharks. In total, he had 81 goals and 98 assists in 245 NHL/WHA games. A native of Charlottetown, PEI, he is 62.

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