Support Craig Charron
As many of you know, I am writing a book about Roller Hockey International. Tonight, after returning from playing pickup ice hockey, I learned that Craig Charron, who played for RHI's Los Angeles Blades in 1994, scoring 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points in just 15 games, is fighting cancer.
Facebook has a Support Craig Charron page that I'd appreciate you for checking out:
For a very inspiring story about Craig's attitude and awe-inspiring confidence that he can beat this disease, please see:
The Rochester Americans web site, has the following story about Charron:
The Rochester Americans inducted Craig Charron as the 44th member of the Amerks Hall of Fame on April 6, 2008. Charron had a brilliant five-year career with the team and still stands as one of the most decorated Amerks in team history. The former center made his first season with the Rochester Americans in 1995-96 a memorable one. He led the club with 43 goals, 52 assists and 95 points, earned team MVP honors and helped the Amerks defeat the Portland Pirates in dramatic fashion to win their sixth Calder Cup Championship.
“Sharky” played in 335 games and recorded 122 goals and 190 assists with the Amerks (1995-98, 2000-02). He was also a two-time winner of the team’s MVP award, scoring title, McCulloch Trophy for community service, Fairand O’Neill Award for sportsmanship, and the Booster Club’s Most Popular Player award.
Charron was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1989 out of Division I UMass-Lowell. His career lasted 12 seasons from 1990 to 2002, as he played in 726 professional games. His travels took him to teams in the American Hockey League, International Hockey League, ECHL and Europe. Charron was a two-time member of the US National Team and represented the United States in the World Championships in 1995 and 1998. His USA Hockey bloodlines run deep, as he is the nephew of famed “Miracle on Ice” goalie Jim Craig.
“Sharky” spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League, playing in 490 games for teams in Fredericton, Cornwall, Lowell, St. John’s and Rochester. In eight full AHL seasons, he was named to three AHL All-Star Games and his teams made the playoffs each season. In 1997-98, he was also named the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award winner, which is given annually to the player that best exemplifies sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hockey.
Please feel free to post a message of support on Craig Charron's Facebook page and let him know that Inline Hockey Central's readers are behind him in this very important battle.
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