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49865Re: Alex Wood

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  • J.P. Martel
    Apr 1, 2006
      --- In hockhist@yahoogroups.com, Martin Schmid <icemartl@...> wrote:
      > Does anybody know what became of former goalie and coach Alex Wood?
      > He played one game for the New York Americans in 1936-37 and
      > was the first coach of the Fort Wayne Komets in the 1950's.

      Andrew Podnieks' book "Players" says

      He was the first-ever coach of the Fort Wayne Komets in the new
      IHL, helping to establish the game and league in that city.
      He later coached Toledo, Louisville, and other teams, but made
      Fort Wayne his home for the rest of his days.

      Actually, he coached Toledo (Mercurys) before Fort Wayne, not after.
      He was there for two seasons, 1950-52, and won the Turner Cup on
      both occasions.

      According to hockeydb.com, he had also coached the Hull Volants
      of the Québec Senior Hockey League in 1945-46 (he had played
      with them the previous three seasons).

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