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    George Pelawa

    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:

    https://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/...338/story.html

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    Re: George Pelawa


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    I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.

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    Re: George Pelawa

    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.
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    Re: George Pelawa

    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.
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    Re: George Pelawa

    I played football with George and he was amazing and he played both sides of the ball.

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    Re: George Pelawa

    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.




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    Re: George Pelawa

    I believe this is whom Tom Cochrane sang about for his song," Big League".
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    Re: George Pelawa

    Quote Originally Posted by Saints17 View Post
    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.

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    Re: George Pelawa

    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    I was crushed when I heard he died. Abosutley tragic.
    I actually was thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, not sure why.

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    Re: George Pelawa

    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!!

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