Jeff Finger was born 1979 in Hancock, played for Houghton High School and
went to the State Finals as a freshman, where he scored
a goal on a penalty shot. He went on to play AAA Midget hockey with the
Marquette Electricians and then Junior A with the Green Bay Gamblers before playing with St.
Cloud State in the WCHA. In 1999, he was drafted by the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, 8th
round. He played
college hockey with St. Cloud State 2000-03. In 2003-04, he
has played with the ECHL's Reading Royals and the AHL's Hershey Bears, Lowell
Lock Monsters, and Albany River Rats. He played with the
Colorado Avalanche 2 seasons 2006-08, leading the
Avalanche in hits per game. In his 07-08 season he scored 9 goals, 11 A, playing in 72 games; and 2 points in 5 playoff games.
July 2008, Jeff was offered a reported $14 million, 4 year contract
Toronto Maple Leafs. Way to go Jeff!!!
need pictures of Jeff here...
Toronto Maple Leafs
Grindy Forrester, born 18-- in Canada?, played point on the 1905-06
Portage lake Pro Team, then returned to Canada to play for the Winnipeg
Maple Leafs 1907-09 when the Leafs turned pro.
Fountain, born 19-- in -- from Hancock, was a member of the 1953-54 Laurn-Grove UP Junior
Championship team. In 1957, when playing as a member of the Copper Country
Flyers, he was "adjudged the outstanding player in the Michigan
Amateur Hockey Association playoffs in Detroit's Olympia." Fountain's
name was the third name to be added to the three foot tall trophy, called
the Fenwick Trophy, as seen in this photo from the Daily Mining Gazette
newspaper. The first two names on the trophy were Fred DeVuovu? from the
Sault (1954-55) and John Boucher in 1955-56. Jack played with the Portage
Lake Pioneers ...
Jack Fountain awarded
Fenwick Trophy in 1957
for "Outstanding Player"
Frantti, born 19-- in -- a Calumet native, played
hockey for Michigan Tech 1948-50. Frantti went on to be the head hockey and
football coach at St. Cloud Tech High School for many years. In 1993, he was
inducted into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association
Hall of Fame
and in 1998,
Frantti was honored with the Cliff Thompson Award by the Minnesota State HS
Hockey Coaches Association for "long term outstanding contributions to the sport
of hockey in Minnesota" He is retired from High School coaching and
teaching but serves as
goaltending coach for St. Cloud State men's hockey team.
born 7-17-1970 in -- of Calumet, played hockey at Calumet High School.
He was drafted by the NHL Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round #119 overall, of the 1988
draft. He played with the Western Michigan Wolves of the NAHL in 1988-89 which
became the Kalamazoo K-Wings franchise in 1989-90. He then went on and played
for two seasons with the Western Michigan Broncos of the CCHA prior to playing
Tier I Jr. A with WHL's Tri-Cities Americans at the Major Junior level He
then played pro for Kansas City (IHL), Huntington and
Nashville (ECHL) and Monroe (WPHL). Frantti later coached in the AWHL for
Casper. He currently lives locally in Laurium. need pics and info here...
Franz born 1950 in Houghton, played hockey at -- .... He played 2 seasons in
the USHL for the Central Wisconsin Flyers... need info and pics in
Katie Fredianelli, born 19-- in --, played with the local
K-Wings women's teams from 2001-2004?... Katie
currently plays for the local Finlandia University women's hockey team 2008 to
need pics in uniform here
"Fuzzy" Frenette, born 19-- in -- from Hancock, grew up near the
skating rink. He played on the 1953-54 Laurn-Grove team that was runner-ups in
the Michigan State Junior Championships; this was the first group playing under
the Laurn-Grove banner to draw statewide recognition. He was on the 1955-56
team that won the National Senior Championship in Lewiston Maine. Frenette went on to play
pro hockey in the Eastern League in Huntington, WV with the Johnston Jets -EHL
and the Huntington Hornets -IHL in 1956-57. He played with the Muskegon Zephyrs
1960-62. In December 1960 the Zephyrs played the Detroit Red Wings. Frenette,
along with fellow Hancock player, Rod Paavola, were on the Zephyrs team when
they were the IHL Eastern Division playoff Champs in 1961.
He played 14 seasons with the
Green Bay Bobcats
1961-1974 in the USHL. He was on the 1965 Green Bay Bobcats team when they won
the National Senior Championship. A Bobcats 1971 Program described him after 9
years on the team: "At 5'9" and 165 pounds.... he is the all time Bobcat penalty
leader with a career total of 671 minutes. One of the best skaters on the team,
also leading defenseman in total points scored of 154. Last season he had 5
goals and 11 assists." He was on the Bobcat team when they won the USHL
Gerard Frenette "Fuzzy"
in Bobcat uniform
Muskegon Zephyrs vs Red Wings
Rod Paavola #6 in the middle,
Frenette ties up RW Norm Ulmen
in front of the goal.