Howard Baldwin, owner of Whalers Sports and Entertainment and the AHL's CT Whale (Hartford Wolfpack) has announced a pair of hirings that bring back some old faces to old places.
First Baldwin named former player Bob Crawford as as senior vice president of hockey operations. Crawford will run the 13-day outdoor hockey fest at Rentschler Field and will be involved in youth hockey activities among other duties for the Connecticut Whale.
Next he brought back 80 year old George Ducharme, the man who made the decision to play Brass Bonanza back in the 70's, as a special assistant to the chairman. Ducharme in his first go around also ran the Whalers Gift Shop and put together the 1986 NHL All-Star Game which the Hartford Whalers hosted.
I don't know whether or not anymore names from the glorious past will be returning anytime soon but I do know that "Pucky the Whale" is back and that's all that matters.
One other note on Whalers past, former New England Whaler Mike Byers passed away in late September due to cancer. Byers, an original Whaler, played four WHA seasons and was on the 1973 Calder Cup Championship team.
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