Terry Slater (ice hockey)

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Terry Slater
Born Terry Slater
(1937-12-05)December 5, 1937
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Died December 6, 1991(1991-12-06) (aged 54)[1]
Syracuse, New York
Occupation Former Coach

Terry Slater (born December 5, 1937 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario - died December 5, 1991 in Syracuse, New York) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. In the World Hockey Association, he coached the teams Los Angeles Sharks and Cincinnati Stingers.

Career[edit]

Terry Slater began his career in 1958 at St. Lawrence Universitywhere he was a two time All American] and played hockey in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In his first season he scored 50 points in 22 games. After two more seasons at St. Lawrence University, Slater was in 1961 in the former professional hockey league Western Hockey League and signed a contract with the Los Angeles Blades. In his only season he scored 17 goals, 24 assists and scored 41 points in 52 games. In 1963 he continued his career with the Seattle Totems. That same year he left the team and went to the Toledo Blades in the International Hockey League. After two years, 125 games and 106 points scorer for the Toledo Blades, he finished his playing career at an early stage.

His coaching career began with the University of Toledo in 1965 where he coached the Rockets inauguarl season and went 19-1.[2] For the 1967/68 season returned to the Toledo Blades and received a contract as coach of the team. Two years later he accepted a job at the Des Moines Oak Leafs, where he worked again as a head coach, reaching the team twice in a row to qualify for the playoffs. In season 1972/73 he was appointed to the newly formed World Hockey Association and became a coach with the Los Angeles Sharks. In his first season with the team he made the move into the playoffs and failed in the first round against the Houston Aeros. The following season he was sacked after 19 games since the team played with five wins and 14 defeats of expectations. For the 1975/76 season Slater took a job with the Cincinnati Stingers, where he worked as a coach. In the first season, the playoffs have been missed in the following season divided the team in the first round by the Indianapolis Racers.

During the 1977-78 season he took a job with the Kalamazoo Wings in the International Hockey League, where he replaced Bob Lemieux during the season as a coach. He then coached the hockey team of Colgate University in the ECAC to 1991. In 1990 he won with the team for the championship of the ECAC. As a result, the team took part in the championship of the NCAA and lost to Wisconsin.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

WHA career[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL SOL Pts Finish Result
Los Angeles Sharks 1972-73 78 37 35 6 0 0 80 3rd in West Lost in 1st Round
Los Angeles Sharks 1973–74 19 5 14 0 0 0 (10) 6th in West (Fired)
Cincinnati Stingers 1975-76 80 35 44 1 0 0 71 4th in East Did Not Qualify
Cincinnati Stingers 1976–77 81 39 37 5 0 0 83 2nd in East Lost in 1st Round

Other leagues[edit]

Team Year League Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL SOL Pts Finish Result
University of Toledo 1965–66 MCHA 20 19 1 0 0 0 38 MCHA Champions MCHA Tournament Champions
Toledo Blades 1967–68 IHL 72 29 29 14 0 0 72 NA Did Not Qualify
Toledo Blades 1968–69 IHL 72 41 23 8 0 0 90 NA Lost in 2nd Round
Des Moines Oak Leafs 1969–70 IHL 72 31 33 8 0 0 70 NA Lost in 2nd Round
Des Moines Oak Leafs 1971-72 IHL 58 35 34 3 0 0 73 NA Lost in 1st Round
Colgate University 1978–79 ECAC 28 15 13 0 0 0 30 NA NA
Colgate University 1979–80 ECAC 31 18 12 1 0 0 37 NA NA
Colgate University 1980–81 ECAC 25 21 12 2 0 0 44 NA NCAA Tournament Appearance
Colgate University 1984–85 ECAC 32 14 18 0 0 0 28 NA NA
Colgate University 1985–86 ECAC 32 15 15 2 0 0 32 NA NA
Colgate University 1986–87 ECAC 33 23 9 1 0 0 47 NA NA
Colgate University 1987–88 ECAC 32 18 11 3 0 0 39 NA NA
Colgate University 1988–89 ECAC 31 19 10 2 0 0 40 NA NA
Colgate University 1989–90 ECAC 38 31 6 1 0 0 63 ECAC Champions Conference Tournament Champions, NCAA Frozen Four
Colgate University 1990–91 ECAC 32 16 12 4 0 0 36 NA NA
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Total 1965-91 866 437 368 61 0 0

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Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
AHCA East All-American 1959–60
AHCA East All-American 1960–61

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Joe Marsh
Spencer Penrose Award
1989–90
Succeeded by
Rick Comley
Preceded by
Joe Marsh
Tim Taylor Award
1989–90
Succeeded by
Mark Morris