Rick Kennedy was the big gun for the STL Billkens in the early 70s, he won the scoring title one year for division 1 NCAA. We used to spend many a Saturday afternoon watching him play at the ole barn for the Billikens.
Wow, there is some great STL hockey history here. Take a few minutes to read some of their bios. Kerbs is the MC in the videos and has some great tales from back in those early days of amateur and Blues hockey in STL. There's even some mentions of the Steinburg, Immerfrost, Winterland and Affton rinks. Check it out here. http://www.stlamhhof.com/
Dan Pupillo, I just hated playing against him because he was on the the top team in the junior B league, the Blazers, and no one could stop him. He schooled my azz more than once.
Mark Korhs was from the first wave of Blues inspired players to make a name in STL. Us kids at Winterland would watch his older team the Blue Flames play and dream of getting to be able to skate with them some day. His dad Sel was also inducted this year, he was the one who started the Blue Flames and took the first STL youth hockey team to the nationals.
On a side note, Tommy Glenn (McCluer North) , who played in the junior B league with us in the mid 70s, popped up on Facebook. Tommy is looking for some help on next year's inductions. Please contact me if you can help. From Tommy:
"Enjoyed reading your Winterland stuff. Wow, seems like yesterday. Need a favor. Trying to locate Charlie Eberie or his son. He did so much for the Blazers and hockey in general (Ice Chateau), and he is getting inducted into the St. Louis Hockey Hall of Fame next spring. Would really appreciate any info you can give. Thanks!!"