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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22 birthday

Warren Skorodenski
Here's what he had to say about his first skull mask.

"Skull design was mine and Norm Guziak's idea, after a night of drinking home brew after ball practice. Norm airbrushed it in the 70's."
Today's edition features former Blackhawk and Oiler Warren Skorodenski.  His only licensed cards were his rookie card (OPC 85/86 #255 and OPC 85/86 #264 save percentage leader). His NHL totals  GP 35  W 12 L 11 T 4  SO 2  GAA  3.47  MIN 1731

He was suspended for twenty games for shoving referee Dave Lynch while playing for the Sherbrooke Jets of the American Hockey League, November 29, 1983. The incident occurred in a game November 20 against the New Haven Nighthawks. According to AHL vice-president Gordon Anziano: "The incident occurred after an overtime goal against Skorodenski that came during a power play resulting from a tripping penalty against the goalie. After the goal, Skorodenski threw his stick into the stands, went from his net toward Lynch at center ice, and skated into him. Skorodenski then grabbed Lynch by the sweater and threw him into the glass, which he happened to be next to." 

Compare this to the Matt Cooke suspension which could be from 14-17 games. I guess refs need more protection than your fellow players.

Blue sharpie auto received through the mail in the late 80's.

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