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Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8

Again, no signed cards to post for todays birthdays.

Tough and fast, local legend Fred Speck dies

Freddie Speck, captain of the Hamilton Red Wings, in a March 1, 1968 photo.Former Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks forward Fred Speck passed away Feb 10 2011 . Speck was a junior star with the Hamilton Red Wings from 1963 through 1968. Speck would briefly play with Detroit and Vancouver, totalling 28 games played with 1 goal and 2 assists. He also played in 123 games in the WHA with Minnesota, Los Angeles and Michigan.

I remember watching him and the rest of  the Hamilton Red Wings when I was a kid. Pit Martin, Paul Henderson, Bob Wall, Lowell MacDonald. Pretty good team, pretty good hockey. Then watching him again in the 70's with the Brantford Alexanders as I was living in Brantford then.

His 72/73 OPC rookie (and only) card signed in blue ink.

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