Bill Hunter (ice Hockey)

Bill Hunter (ice Hockey)

William Dickenson ("Wild Bill") Hunter, CM (May 5, 1920 – December 16, 2002) was a Canadian hockey player, general manager and coach. Hunter was involved in hockey, football, baseball, softball and curling but he is best known for founding the Western Hockey League, being a key player in the upstart World Hockey Association and for his efforts to bring professional hockey to previously overlooked Western Canadian cities, especially in Edmonton and (unsuccessfully) in Saskatoon.

Read more about Bill Hunter (ice Hockey):  Early Years, The Birth of The WHL, The Birth of The Edmonton Oilers and The WHA, The "Saskatchewan Blues", Later Years & Death

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Bill Hunter (ice Hockey) - Later Years & Death
... Following his attempt to bring the Blues to Saskatoon,Hunter organized softball tournaments in Saskatoon before investing in the San Diego Gulls hockey club in 1990 ... He remained somewhat active in the 1990s,helping to organize the Flexi-Coil curling cashspiel in his hometown before his health began to fail ... Hunter died of cancer in Edmonton on December 16,2002,and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery ...

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