Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vikings on Ice

Let's set aside Flint's future and talk about Flint's past for a minute. 1976, to be exact. We know Dan Kildee as the country treasurer and head of the Land Bank, but it's time Dan Kildee the Northern High School hockey player got a little recognition.

(Photo courtesy of Dan Kildee via Facebook)


  1. A proud legacy of triumph and defeat. Usually defeat.

  2. Words of wisdom:

    Third period is your period, boys!

    Serious as a heart attack.

    Get some!

  3. There was a guy who used to play for Northern. He had snake-skin Camelton brand skates and a ice rink in his garage over on Lester Ct. I think he was also an artist, and had a girlfriend named Angel. What was his name?

  4. Florida Beach BumApril 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Dan Kildee is alright, but he is no Melvin Slagg.

  5. ugh... Goodrich's coach. Heavy set guy. Used to eat candy bars and fried chicken behind the bench during games. A legend. What was his name?

  6. Goodrich coach -- Norris Simmons??

  7. An icerink in his garage? What an image. :)


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