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.
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