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Pictures from Barry's Past

I've been coaching and playing hockey for over 30 years and I always tell the kids that if they stick with hockey throughout their life they will meet great people.  Many of my best friends are from teams I've played on, or kids I've coached.  Hockey at all ages should be about having a great time, making friends that last a lifetime, and fulfilling the competitive fire that lies within us all.  Please see our "hockey philosophy" section, and send comments to Barry Biegler using BLB@Resortdata.com. Thanks.

Barry Biegler, 2009 at the Florida Alumni Tournament

Barry in 1971 at the Saint Olaf Outdoor Rink

Great to be in the Saint Olaf Colors again but, really, who wears a green helmet?  Click for more pictures of the 2009 reunion tournament in Florida.

I didn't play hockey as a kid. As a senior in high school I played my first Organized hockey and then off to Saint Olaf in 1971.  Luckily for me there were only 14 kids who even tried out for the team so I made it!

 

Saint Olaf College Hockey Team - 1972

I played four years of Varsity at Saint Olaf, 1971 to 1975.  We played outdoors!

Front: Tim Ives, Barry Biegler, Bob Anderson (bullet), Pete Arneson, Dennis Nichel, Tom High
Middle: Stu McClanahan, Scott Westervelt,  Mark Narum, Frank Trotter, Leigh Canfield, Steve May, Joe Barrash
Back: Unknown, Joel Fevold, Jim Wilkins, Larry Martin, Tim Lundgren, Joel Fevold

If anybody can remember any more names, send clues to BLB@Resortdata.com

 

Saint Olaf Hockey Reunion Team from October 2009

The Saint Olaf College Hockey team from the 1970's got back together for a wonderful tournament in Coral Beach Florida in October 2009.  A great time was had by all, and by some miracle nobody got hurt with 5 games in 3 days!

Front Row:  Dave Heckler (baby Heckler), Tim Ives, Tom Heckler (Honor boy), Greg Lundquist (Lunker), Barry Biegler (Trees), Coach Dennis Nickel
 Back Row: Frank Trotter, Jim Wilkens, Sam Cremin (Friend of Baby Heckler), Jim Bender, ("Captain, sort of"), Mike Sampson, Bill Gorsline, Bruce Karg

Click to see additional pictures from the Saint Olaf College Hockey Reunion trip of 2009

MIT Hockey Team - 1977

I'm probably the only person in the history of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) who selected the Sloan School of Business because they had a hockey club.  Back in 1977 you could play on the club team even if you had used up all four years of college eligibility.  So I played both years I was at MIT - 1977 and 1978.  Still playing outdoors, but Boston was a little warmer than Saint Olaf (Northfield, Minnesota).  

I have forgotten a lot of the names.....if anybody can remember them, Email BLB@Resortdata.com.  Thanks.  Barry

Front row: Goalies:  Dan Costa, Tom Stagliano, Paul Estey
Second row: Scott Schwartz, Rick Bryant, Steve Selin, Dave Damery, Rich McKinnon,
Third row: Carsten Mortensen, unknown, Lou Odette, Frank Scarabino, Kevin Durfee, David Tohir, Barry Biegler, Andy Jarrell, Duane Horton, Wally Corwin, unknown,  Murph (equipment manager), Coach Wayne Pecknold
Back row: Gerry Eastman ?, Don Silverstein, Al Strong, Leo Ahearn,

Saint Olaf College Softball Team - 1975

Most of the people on the Saint Olaf College Softball team were hockey players!

Front Row:  Leigh Canfield, Tim Ives, Fritz Huszagh, Erik Johnson, Mark Bruer,
Back Row: Peter Eichhorn, Frank Trotter, Dennis Nickel, Unknown, Barry Biegler,

I have forgotten a lot of the names.....if anybody can remember them, Email BLB@Resortdata.com.  Thanks.  Barry

Marina Cities Midget A - 1981   (Los Angeles Area)

After graduating from business School form MIT (Sloan) in 1978 I moved to Los Angeles.  I didn't know anybody so I went out to the rink and signed up for men's leagues and to coach.  I don't have any pictures of the mens teams from that time, but I made a some very good friends.  I coached 5 different Marina cities teams from 1981-1987.  Unfortunately I can't find the pictures for all of them.

Marina Cities Midget AA 1982

The Midget AA team in Marina Cities in 1982 was a lot of fun.  Many talented kids.  In fact we won the National Junior championship the next year (see below). 

Marina Cities Juniors - 1982 National Champions

1982 was a great year for Marina Cities hockey.  The Junior team won the National Champion.  We went to Alaska and won.  I've lost contact with all the kids from that team...I'd love to find them!  In October, 2004, I had a call from Pat Lamarre, who is doing great, living in Los Angeles.  If any of you others are out there, send an Email to Coach Barry Biegler, at BLB@Resortdata.com.   Or call my office, 970-845-1157.  

Front Row:  Kenny Baum, Coach Fred Reiss, Al Casaccia, John Boswell, Head Coach Barry Biegler, Bill Erkus; Rico Roth; Coach Chebot Cormier, John Yannacakis

Back Row:  Patrick Lamarre, Mark Blizzard, Eric Hithe; Stephen Matzel; Chris Sharon; Matt Hendison; A J Kroener; Mike Pearson; Jules Kaupas

 

Front Row:  Kenny Baum, Coach Fred Reiss, Al Casaccia, John Boswell, Head Coach Barry Biegler, Bill Erkus; Rico Roth; Coach Chebot Cormier, John Yannacakis

Back Row:  Patrick Lamarre, Mark Blizzard, Eric Hithe; Stephen Matzel; Chris Sharon; Matt Hendison; A J Kroener; Mike Pearson; Jules Kaupas

Men's League - Los Angeles - 1987

Men's league is a great way to meet people.  I didn't know a sole in Los Angeles when I moved there from Boston.  All I had to do was go to the Rink and meet some people.   I'm actually young for this over 35 group (I was only 35).  This picture was from a tournament in Reno, Nevada.  It seemed like all we did for 3 days was play hockey, gamble, and have fun. I don't remember sleeping much - which is why we probably all look so tired!

Men's League - Vail - About 1992

I moved to Vail in 1987 and didn't know anybody.  So, off to the Rink to sign up for Men's League, and coach the kids. 

Mites - 1994

Mites - 1995

Mite Joint Team - Arvada and Vail - 1995

At the end of the season in 1995 I wanted to take the kids to Phoenix for a fun end-of-year event, with swimming pools, amusement parks, etc.  We only had 6 kids who could go from Vail.  So I called up one of our "rival" teams (Arvada, which is in Denver) and asked their coach if they were interested.  So we filled in with some of their players.  A great experience for everybody.  These kids played against each other for the next 10 years - but remained friends.  

Front Row:  Austin Chow, Michael Garman, Tyler Russager
Second Row: Barry Biegler, Ben Hernreich, Jack Green Matt Heelan, Greg Garman, Coulter Somes
Back Row:  Whitney Pappas, Alex Biegler, Mike Green, Glenn Heelan

Mites in the Vail Parade - 1994

The Mites were in the Vail Fourth of July Parade with their Roller blades.  A cold and rainy day - but fun for all none-the-less.

Vail Squirts AA -  1997

One of my favorite teams was the Vail Squirt AA team of 1997.  Tremendous talent, great parents, wonderful kids. 

 Click here for details of Vail Squirt AA 1997.

Front Row:  Derrick Gerhardt, Turi Olsen, Mike Garman, Matt Heelan, Austin Chow, Coulter Somes
Back Row: Jamie Harrison, Coach Glenn Heelan, Alex Biegler, Mike Testwuide, Brad Myers, Coach Jim Harrison, Nick Garret, Coach Barry Biegler

Vail Squirt A -  1998

Lots of interesting characters on the Vail Squirt "A" team in 1998.  The highlight of the year was a trip to Florida at the end of the season.  

Click here for details of Vail Squirt A 1998.

Vail Peewee AA 1999

Youth hockey teams are all about family and friends.  The 1999 Vail Peewee AA team had a great group of parents.  Here we are in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, right before a dinner show we all attended.

Click here for details of Vail Peewee AA 1999

Front Row (kneeling): Cam Carlson, Matt Heelan, Mike Testwuide
Middle Row: Coulter Somes, Turi Olsen, Brendon McCarthy, Nick Garrett, Austin Chow, Michael Garman, Brad Myers, Alex Biegler, Chris Chase
Back Row: Randy Garman, Christy Somes, Kevin Carlson, Marci Olsen, Paul Testwuide, Steve Gerhardt, Glenn Heelan, Coach Barry Biegler, Beth Chow, Kelly McCarthty

Vail Peewee A 2000

Youth hockey teams are all about family and friends.  The 1999 Vail Peewee AA team had a great group of parents.  Here we are in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, right before a dinner show we all attended.

Click here for details of Vail Peewee AA 1999

 

 

Links for all Pictures on Vailhockey.com

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Year Division
1975-2005 - Teams Barry has coached or played on 1975 Various
Barry Hockey Resume 2010 Various
2009 Saint Olaf College Alumni Tournament 2009 Over 50
1982 Marina Cities Junior AAA National Championship  1982 Junior AAA

1997 Squirt "AA" home page

1997 Squirt AA
Pictures from Albuquerque, January, 1997 1997 Squirt AA

1998 Squirt "A" home page

1998 Squirt A
Aspen Tournament, October, 1998 1998 Squirt A
Las Vegas, January, 1999 General Pictures 1998 Squirt A
Las Vegas, Hockey Action Pictures 1998 Squirt A
Las Vegas, Happy Parent Pictures 1998 Squirt A
Ft Collins Tournament, January, 1999 1998 Squirt A
Florida, April, 1999 1998 Squirt A

1999 PeeWee AA  Home Page

1999 Peewee AA

2000 PeeWee A Home Page

2000 Pewee A
2001 Taos Mountain Dragons Bantam A Home Page 2001 Bantam A
Pictures from Colorado Springs Tournament, February, 2002 2001 Bantam A
Additional Pictures from Colorado Springs 2001 Bantam A
And some more pictures from Colorado Springs 2001 Bantam A
2002 Vail Bantam "A" home Page 2002 Bantam A
Pictures Nov. 2002 (Taos Tournament) 2002 Bantam A
Pictures Dec 2002 2002 Bantam A
Pictures Feb. 2003 (Colorado Springs Presidents Day Tournament) 2002 Bantam A
2003 Bantam "A" home page 2003 Bantam A
Pictures from State Championship Weekend in Laramie 2003 Bantam A
Pictures from locker room Celebration from Championship  2003 Bantam A
Pictures from Post Championship Game Party  2003 Bantam A
Other Hockey Pictures from Barry's Past 1975 Various
Senior Night, Vail, 1/29/2005 2005 High School
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