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Ted Garvin: Capitals player from 1943-45. He had five goals and five assists in 46 games with the team. He played much of his career in the minors, and was a regular 30-goal scorer in the early IHL. Garvin coached 12 seasons in the IHL, winning the Turner Cup four times — twice in Port Huron, twice in Toledo — and also coached the Red Wings for 11 games in 1973-74. A native of Sarnia, Ont., he was born in 1923. He passed away in 1992 at age 69.
Chuck Adamson: Chiefs goaltender from 1959-62, the team’s final three seasons. He played 53 games for the team in 1959-60 and had three shutouts. He had two shutouts in 1961-62 in 53 games, and played 13 games for the team in the interim season — in which he also saw time in the EHL. After the Chiefs folded, he went to the Fort Wayne Komets and led the league in goals allowed in 1964-65. He turned down NHL offers to remain in Fort Wayne. A native of Sudbury, Ont., he is 76.
Tracy Egeland: Right wing for the Ice from 1990-93. He played 188 games with the Ice, with 48 goals and 47 assists, as well as 531 penalty minutes. He had a 20-goal season in 66 games in 1991-92. He went from the Ice to a career to play in the AHL, IHL, ECHL, WPHL and CHL, with a pair of 35-goal seasons with the ECHL’s Huntington Blizzard in 1996-97 and 1998-99. He retired during the 2001-02 season, and coached for several years in the CHL. A native of Lethbridge, Alberta, he is 44.
B.J. O’Brien: One of the Indiana Ice’s first goaltenders, he played 17 games for the team in 2004-05. He was 6-7-2 for the Ice with a 3.24 GAA. He also played part of that year in the Tier II NAHL, and went from there to play collegiately at St. Cloud State and Div. III St. Norbert. He has had a long career in the minor pro ranks, playing in the CHL, SPHL and ECHL, including 31 games for the Bloomington Thunder in the SPHL this past season. A native of Lakeville, Minn., he is 29.