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Pro hockey returns to Baltimore, brings familiar faces
Pro hockey returns to Baltimore, brings familiar faces

On a recent skate down memory lane, Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau stopped for a few seconds to think of the perfect adjectives to describe the die hard hockey fans who wore out their vocal cords and rattled the Plexiglas at the Baltimore Arena during the spring of 1985. "There weren't a lot of them, but they were … boisterous and fabulous," said Boudreau, who was then a 30-year-old forward who helped the Baltimore Skipjacks advance to the 1984-85 American Hockey League finals. "My memories from Baltimore were nothing but tremendous." Less than a decade later, in 1993, the Skipjacks left for Portland, Maine. The Baltimore Bandits played two...

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