Monday, July 18, 2011

Today in history: July 18

Two more birthdays today
Kerry Bond: Left wing who played for the Racers between 1974-76, totaling 24 goals and 15 assists in 86 games. All but two of those goals came in 1974-75, the Racers' inaugural season. He stayed in the Racers' organization through 1977, playing for the team's affiliate in Mohawk Valley. Bond broke into pro hockey in 1966 and played eight seasons in the IHL, CHL and AHL before coming to the Racers. A native of Sudbury, Ontario, he is 66. 

David Hanson: Not to be confused with the Slapshot! star (and former Checker) of the same name, this David Hanson played for the Ice's inaugural team in 1988-89. He played three games and tallied an assist. Hanson played nine total pro games, playing six games with AHL Hershey the previous year. Hanson graduated from the University of Denver. A native of Grand Forks, ND, he is 45. 

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