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The New Haven Register sports department is celebrating our 200th birthday by sharing 200 of the most interesting stories relating to sports in Greater New Haven over the past 200 years. Check back daily for historical updates.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Don Perry, New Haven Blades

Don Perry was the face of the wildly popular, oft controversial, and typically combative New Haven Blades of the defunct Eastern Hockey League.

Perry, born in Edmonton in 1930, began his stint with the Blades in 1954 as a player/coach and ended in 1972. In between the team won its only title, titillating its rabid fan base with large-scale brawls in the rowdy venue.

Read Bill Cloutier's full story.

Don Perry's Los Angeles Kings profile page.

Here's some videos on the Eastern Hockey League from YouTube.

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