Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Today in history: July 19

A couple of birthdays

Morden "Ducky" Skinner: Right wing who played 54 games for the Capitals in 1944-45. He had eight goals and six assists, and also tallied a goal in the AHL playoffs. Like many hockey players, he stopped playing after 1942 and joined the military, and returned to action in 1944. He played four more years in the "AA"-level United States and Pacific Coast leagues, posting back-to-back 20-goal seasons with USHL Houston from 1946-48. He was also a player-coach for San Diego in the PCHL from 1948-50. A native of Selkirk, Manitoba, he was born in 1916. He passed away in 1991. His brother, Jimmy Skinner, also played for the Capitals. He also owned Skinner's Restaurant in Lockport, Manitoba with his brothers after he retired. 

Loren Barron: Defenseman who played for the Ice in 2008-09, tallying three goals and 18 assists in 57 regular-season games. He also had two goals and five assists in the USHL playoffs, helping the Ice win the Clark Cup championship. Barron has since taken his talents to Quinnipiac University, where he has 4 goals and 22 assists in 75 games. He will be beginning his junior year this fall. A native of Glendora, Calif., he is 22. 

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