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Remembering Bemidji's 'Big George'

05/10/2010, 6:18pm CDT
By staff reports

Pelawa family recalls 1986 death of Mr. Hockey winner, Calgary Flames draft pick

George Pelawa, a Mr. Hockey winner from Bemidji who was selected in the first round of the 1986 NHL draft by the Calgary Flames, was 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds -- an unstoppable force on the hockey rink.

Pelawa, who was set to play at the University of North Dakota, died on Aug. 30, 1986, in a car crash.

The Pelawa family recently talked about George's death and his legacy with the Calgary Herald. Read the full article here.

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