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Serving as an one of the assistant coaches on the team, Letowski became just the second person in Canadian history to win a gold medal as both a player and a coach with Team Canada.The current head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires earned the first part of his achievement as a forward of the Canadian contingent that mined gold at the 1997 World Junior Championship held in Switzerland.Moving ahead just over two decades later, the 40 year old Lakehead product joined Marc Habschied as the only ones to win it all on the ice and behind the bench.Habschied took home gold while playing in 1982 before guiding Canada to a world title as head coach back in 2003.He also served as an assistant in 2002.Another former National Hockey Leaguer in Craig Hartsburg is the only other person to play and coach for Canada at the WJC.He played on the Canadian squad that won bronze in 1978 that featured a 16 year old Wayne Gretzky on the team and boasted local legend Gus Bodnar serving as one of the assistant coaches.Hartsburg then led Canada to back to back titles as head coach in 2007 and 2008.That 2008 championship winning side featured current local NHLers Marc Staal and Tom Pyatt on their roster as well as Sioux Lookout’s Ryan Parent.Winning tallies: With Patrick Sharp scoring the deciding marker in a win over the New York Rangers last week, his effort helped him move up in a goal category in his impressive NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks.That tally was his 39th game winning goal as a member of the Blackhawks, which moved him into a tie for eighth most in franchise history with Cliff Koroll.The legendary Bobby Hull holds the club mark in this category with 98.In all, the 36 year old Sharp now has notched 49 game winners overall in the NHL, which also featured time with both the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars.That total is the third most all time among those from Northwestern Ontario.Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member Alex Delvecchio leads the local contingent in this category with 75.That ties the former Detroit Red Wings standout for 42nd in NHL history.It’s also the fourth highest total among all Red Wings players trailing only Gordie Howe’s 121, Steve Yzerman’s 94 and Sergei Federov’s 79.Sitting second in game winners from among those in the region is Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild, who has 56 difference makers to his credit.Fourth on the local list is Charlie Simmer (42), while Mike Richards rounds out the Top 5 with 30.Right behind him is Jordan Staal (29), Jimmy Ward (28) and another Hall of Fame honouree Chris Pronger (27).Thunder Bay natives Taylor Pyatt (25) and Steve Rucchin (24) wrap up the Top 10 area leaders in game winning markers.Century club: Sunday’s appearance versus the Washington Capitals for the St. Louis Blues was the 100th career NHL start for Carter Hutton.Despite an overtime road setback to the Capitals in that contest, the 32 year old netminder has gone 4 1 1 in his past six times in goal for St. Louis, including a career high 48 saves back on Dec. 16 versus the Winnipeg Jets in which he set a Blues record for most stops in a game when posting a shutout.In 121 overall NHL appearances, Hutton boasts a 54 35 15 record.His triumph total is the sixth most among area netminders who have played in the NHL trailing only Wayne Stephenson (146), Murray Bannerman (116), Bruce Gamble (111), Alex Auld (91) and Matt Murray (55).
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