This weekend the puck will drop in Bemidji in honor of one of its favorite sons.
Thirty-seven years ago, George Pelawa’s size and skills on the ice made him a household name in high school hockey. He led the Lumberjacks to the state tournament where his star power was on display for all to see, including college and NHL scouts who were enamored with his ability. Months later he was drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. He signed a letter of intent to play college hockey up the road at the University of North Dakota. Read more.
Mr. Hockey 1986 - George Pelawa