Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jerry Frizzelle, EHL defenseman, right-wing

Eric G. "Jerry" Frizzelle
Eric G. "Jerry" Frizzelle, of Perkasie, formerly of Fort Pierce and Stuart, Fla., and Levittown and Wrightstown, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. He was 74.
He was the husband of Nancy Lou (Burr) Frizzelle, who died June 25, 1990.
Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Eric G. and Edith (Smith) Frizzelle.
Jerry worked in auto sales for most of his life and was a self-employed car wholesaler in Fort Pierce, for many years.
Jerry played EHL hockey for the former Philadelphia Ramblers, Clinton Comets and Johnstown Jets. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed playing cards.
Jerry also played for the Jersey Larks and Knoxville Knights. He started out as a right-winger, scoring 44 goals on Clinton's top line in 1955-56, his first year out of juniors (Peterborough Petes). After a year in England, with Wembley, Jerry came back to the states to play defense for the Johnstown Jets. He paired with all-star defenseman Dave Lucas for some of his stay in Johnstown. On January 8, 1959 he was picked up by the Philadelphia Ramblers, the team he played the bulk of his career with. Frizzelle scored a lot of key goals for the Jersey Larks playoff push in 1961. He was listed as right wing in his brief 8-game stint with Knoxville, but was back at defense for the remainder of his career with the Ramblers.


The Jerry Frizzelle Photo Collection courtesy of Sharon Frizzelle Fazio


Friday, September 4, 2009

Dennis Hextall, Knoxville Knight, named IHL Commisioner

The International Hockey League named former Knoxville Knight, Dennis Hextall as commisioner this week. Hextall played the 1966-67 season with Knoxville racking up 20 goals, 56 assists and 202 penalty minutes in 61 games at left wing.
Here's the article from the IHL website: IHL HONORED TO ANNOUNCE HEXTALL AS NEW LEADER

The IHL website is:

Finding the Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy by Chuck the Writer

Anyone who has done any basic web searching on the EHL has come across Chuck Millers' classic "FROM ATLANTIC CITY TO TORONTO: The Boardwalk Trophy and the Eastern Hockey League". It's one of the first articles you come to on the front page of

Now Chuck has a follow-up blog for the Albany Times-Union:
Finding the Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy

Both of Chuck's articles are well worth the read.
Photo of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame by Chuck Miller.