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moose97
05-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Bemidji native and future UND Fighting Sioux (Calgary Flames 1st Rd. draft pick in 1986), George Pelawa. There was a great story in today's (5/9/10) Calgary Herald:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/crash+short+career+Flames+next+star/3005338/story.html

moose97
05-09-2010, 10:44 AM
Tributes to Big George:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Tributes+George+Pelawa/3004791/story.html

Slap Shot
05-09-2010, 10:46 AM
I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.

MadCityRich
05-09-2010, 06:10 PM
I first heard about him on a Minnesota high school hockey special on FSN North. I had never heard on him, but after the show I did some "searches". Quite a sad story.

Larch
05-09-2010, 11:59 PM
I had a couple of cousins that played with him on the state tourney team. I was pretty young, but I remember them being crushed. We still occasionally talk about him to this day. They have some interesting, not for public consumption storied about themselves and George.

Goon
05-10-2010, 12:26 AM
I played football with George and he was amazing and he played both sides of the ball.

gmann
05-10-2010, 11:26 AM
I was lucky enough to know George as a friend.

I often wonder what kind of impact (if any) he would have had on the game at the college, olympic and pro level.

RIP buddy. :(

Saints17
05-11-2010, 09:05 PM
I believe this is whom Tom Cochrane sang about for his song," Big League".

IrishHockeyFan
05-11-2010, 10:03 PM
I believe this is whom Tom Cochrane sang about for his song," Big League".

I've heard that also, many times. But in the linked article Cochrane's wife insists it is not.

omahasioux1
05-13-2010, 12:59 AM
I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.I actually was thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, not sure why.

uofminneandy
05-13-2010, 09:26 AM
R.I.P. big George, you were an unreal high school hockey player!! I was looking forward to watching his career, though I knew he would be a giant thorn in the Gophers side!!