ICE HOCKEY SCHOOLS, 1967-1973,
Southern California based or managed
Edition of July 12, 2011
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- 1967 flyer, 'Second Annual
California Ice Hockey Clinic, Directed by Ronny Van Gompel and Willie
O'Ree, July 5-Aug 5, 1967, Van Nuys Iceland, Van Nuys, California.
- 1967, two four page letters
by Max McNab annoucing and describing in detail the 'San Diego Summer
Hockey School', August 23--Sept 1, 1967 at the San Diego International
Sports Arena with Gulls players to be announced as on ice instructors.
Extensive off ice clinic Instructors listed were: Lloyd Gilmour,
Western Hockey League head referee, Bill Gray, Gulls chief trainer and
Ron Oakes, the 'voice of the Gulls' discussing non player opportunities
in hockey. Max advertised the school as 'strict' with grading, awards,
discipline, a diploma and provided each player a 12 page brochure on
- 1968 flyer, Southern California
Hockey Clinic, Norwalk Ice Rink, Norwalk, Calif.
June 17-July 23, 1968, 3 hours ice time, 2 evenings a week, Head Coach,
Ernie Rucks, Associate Coach, Ken Watson, Guest Coach & Advisor,
Duke Edmondson. Advisor, Fred Hildebrand.
- 1968 flyer for the 'Second
Annual Western Hockey School", July 15-July 27, 1968, Pickwick Ice
Arena, Burbank, CA. Coaches listed were, Charlie Hodge, Montreal and
Oakland NHL'er, Tommy Williams, Ed Johnston and Bobby Orr (who
cancelled) of the Boston Bruins, Jack Riley, 1960 U.S. Olympic and West
Point Military Academy coach.
- 1969 flyer, "3rd Annual Western
Hockey School', Aug 18-Aug 30, 1968, Pickwick Ice Arena, Burbank, CA.
Director, Art Guiney, Staff; Red Kelly, L.A. Kings coach, Ed Johnston
and Tommy Williams, Boston Bruins and Jack Riley, West Point coach.
- 1969 flyer, Fourth Annual
Southern California Ice Hockey Clinic, Directed by Norm Mackie, Dale
Rolfe and Ronny Van Gompel, July 21-Aug 9, 1969
- July-August 1969, flyer for
Southern California Ice Hockey Clinic at Van Nuys Iceland with Dale
Rolfe, Norm Mackie, Kings Trainer and Ronny Van Gompel Kings minor
- January 1970 flyer announcing,
'4th Annual Western Hockey School', August 26 to September 8, 1970,
Culver City Ice Arena with Charley Hodge, Oakland Seals, Dale Rolfe,
Kings, Jack Riley, West Point Coach and Steve Brueckner, Boston
- 1971 flyer, 'Shack will be Back',
Eddie Shack Ice Hockey Clinic, then traded to Buffalo, Eddie returned
to expand a very successful 1970 school. The rink was the old and tiny
one on Calvert Street in Van Nuys and the sessions were on Saturday
mornings from May 1st to July 3rd, 27 sessions from July 5th to Sept
2nd, geared so kids could sign up for as many as they could afford,
paying by the week.
- 1971, flyer for the '5th
Annual Pickwick Hockey School', Bob McGilvray, Director, Aug 2-Aug 14,
1971, 2 hours ice time/day, free public sessions, on site pool, etc.
Coaches: Gilles Marotte, Gerry Desjardins of the Kings and Frank
pro career included Ottawa, Canada, Long Beach (Calif) Gulls, 1963 and
Los Angeles Blades briefly in 1964. Coach of the successful
Pasadena-Burbank Juniors of the L.A. Junior Hockey League, placing
fourth in the Nationals in San Diego in 1970.
- 1971, flyer
for the 'Fifth Annual L.A. Kings & Western Hockey School', Culver
Ice Rink, Culver City, California, August 26th with Gilles Marotte,
Mike Byers, Ralph Backstrom and Norm Mackie, Kings Trainer, Steve
Brueckner, Boston University. Assisting were Bill Flett and Larry Regan
of the Kings and Jack Riley, West Point,
- 1972 flyer, Eddie Shack Ice Hockey
Clinic, "Shack Switches Uniforms (Kings to Buffalo) but not Hockey
School for the summer of 1972, Power Skating added to the program!
Calvert Street rink in Van Nuys with 27 sessions from July 3-Aug 31.
- flyer for
August 19-Sept 2, 1972, Squaw Valley Boy's Summer Hockey Camp, Olympic
Village, California. Staff photos: Ralph Backstrom, Harry Howell, Norm
Mackie, Los Angeles Kings, Gary Smith, Chicago Blackhawks, the late
Tommy Williams, then with California Golden Seals, plus college players
like Craig Cullen, Boston State. 8.5 x 3.5 inches folded, open it's 11
by 8.5", blue, white and grey color. 11 photos. vg
Valley Hockey postcard, "Hockey action at 1960 VIII Winter Olympics",
colorful view of the Interior of the Blythe Arena where the U.S.
Hockey Team won the Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey for the first
time. 2 copies, vg+
- 1972 flyer, 'Los Angeles
Kings Pickwick Hockey School', Aug 21-Sept 2, 1972. Coaches: Gilles
Marotte, Gary Edwards and Frank Dunnigan (see profiles above in 1971
- professionally prepared brochure
August 19-Sept 1, 1973, Squaw Valley Boy's Summer Hockey Camp, Blythe
Arena, Squaw Valley, California. Staff photos: the late Tommy Williams,
then of the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, Gilles
Marotte, Rogie Vachon, Bob Pulford and trainer, John Holmes of the L.A.
Kings. 8.5 x 3.5 inches folded, opened it's 14" x 8.5". greyscale
with 12 pics, of the '72 camp w Pulford, Marotte, Williams and
Vachon. mint condition, 2 copies left (sent one to Jeff
Trina). plus one registration
- 'Clear the Track! "Shack"
Will be Back!', Aug 6-Aug 30, 1973, 15 sessions, by the week or the
month. Eddie Shack Ice Hockey Clinic with 2 3 hour sessions on each of
the 12 evenings.
- 1973 flyer
for 'Special Hockey Goaltender Clinic with Gary Edwards', Los Angeles
Kings, July 23-Aug 4, 1973, following the day's sessions of the Los
Angeles Kings & Western Hockey School. Culver Ice Rink, Culver
Norwalk California, Southeastern Blues, Southeastern Minor Hockey
Association flyer announcing a 1973 Summer Hockey 'Learners' program.
The cost was $1 per hour.
flyer, Los Angeles Kings & Western Hockey School, Culver Ice Rink,
California, July 23-Aug 4, 1973. Coaching staff: Gary Edwards, Mike
Corrigan and Vic Venasky, L.A. Kings and Mike Lampman, St. Louis Blues.
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