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Ernest Wakely

Ernest Wakely  #31

NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: November 27, 1940
BIRTHPLACE: Flin Flon, MB, Canada
Fewest goals against CPHL (1964) CPHL Second All-Star Team (1968) AHL Second All-Star Team (1969) WHA Second All-Star Team (1978) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Norm Beaudin and Bobby Schmautz, June 27, 1969. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to San Diego (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash and future considerations, January, 1975. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from San Diego (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Auction, August, 1977. Traded to Houston (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for cash, November, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after Houston (WHA) franchise folded, July 6, 1978.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016