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Tony's Hockey Reunion Video

If you know Tony, you know he loves hockey. Here's a look at a special reunion TC attended in his native Philadelphia.

 

Hockey Reunion, Philly Style
 
This past September, I traveled back to my roots in Philly for a gala reunion of my hockey chums. Way back when in the late 1970s and early 80s, hockey ruled the sports scene in Philly.
 
Starting in 1973, the Broad Street Bullies captured our imagination by winning two Stanley Cups and beating the best team in the world, the Russian Red Army team. In a city of losers, suddenly we had an identity. As kids we emulated our hockey idols, among them Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent and Bob “the Hound”Kelly.
 
As for me, I was a very smart and crafty hockey player who would go on and start a league and ref more than 500 games in my post playing career.
 
Some say, “it was just street hockey”. I would counter if you lived in Northeast Philly in the late 70s and early 80s, the caliber of hockey that the JOLLY ROGER PUB hockey club supplied was “highly entertaining”.
 
I brought a camera to the reunion and offer this look back at a very special day.  
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