Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Today in history: November 9

Jean-Marc Picard: Rugged Chiefs defenseman for 39 games in 1958-59, where he had nine goals, 25 points and 112 PIMs. He also helped lead the Chiefs to their third, and final, playoff appearance. He played a long minor pro career from 1955-71, his longest stint coming with WHL San Francisco from 1961-66. A native of Ste. Helene, Quebec, he was born in 1936.
Rob Davidson: Ice player in their first three CHL seasons from 1999-2002. A big guy -- at 6-foot-4 -- Davidson was often used to screen goaltenders and provide a large presence on the ice. He was the son of Ice coach Rod Davidson, who led the team all three years Rob played for the Ice. In 134 games, he had four goals, 15 assists and 271 PIMs. He also had a playoff goal in 18 postseason games and was part of the 2000 Miron Cup championship team. He continued to play minor pro and senior hockey through 2006. A native of Brantford, Ont., he is 34.

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