Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mike Ralph

2 NHL Games

January 6, 1976 New York Rangers vs St. Louis Blues. 2-5 loss.
January 10, 1976 New York Rangers vs Kanas City Scouts. 8-4 win.

   Shortly into the 1975/76 NHL season the New York Rangers traded their long time goalie and future HHOFer Ed Giacomin. John Davidson and Dunc Wilson were entrusted with the duty to guard the Rangers' goal. Early January, 1976 John Davidson was forced out with a fractured right leg and Dunc Wilson was simultaneously recovering from having his appendix removed. New York recalled their top goaltending prospect in rookie Doug Soetaert to dress as their net minder. Mike Ralph was recalled from the IHL to dress as backup to Soetaert. Ralph was signed on a five-game trial basis but after just two games with the Rangers, he was returned to the minors since Dunc Wilson was determined fit to return. 

   Mike Ralph retired from pro hockey in 1977. He later returned to the game in the 2000's as a goalie coach with the OHL's Barrie Colts and Toronto St. Michael's Majors. 

Born Sep 27 1952 -- Mississauga, ONT 
Height 5.09 -- Weight 168
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1969-70Toronto MarlborosOHA181265013.67
1970-71Toronto MarlborosOHA33251864138024.14
1971-72St. Catharines Black HawksOHA2406108004.50
1972-73Greensboro GeneralsEHL34116500
1973-74Greensboro GeneralsSHL370342023138204.091516110950.8886019
1974-75Port Huron FlagsIHL401902095110133.15402
1975-76Port Huron FlagsIHL360348122
1976-77Port Huron FlagsIHL0060000.00---

Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Jan. 6, 1976. p. 23

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