WALTER BUSH, JR.Game 140 | March 2, 1966
Fresh out of Breck and Dartmouth, the Hopkins native helped start the Central Hockey League in 1955. Bush played a key role in establishing the expansion Minnesota North Stars in 1967. He was named the NHL Executive of the Year in 1973. He was a long-time supporter of both amateur and Olympic hockey in the United States, and the national headquarters of USA Hockey was named for him 1999. He joined Dunkers in 1967, the year after he appeared as a guest speaker.
Walter Bush, former hockey executive, dies at 86
(AP) Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 2:27 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ” Walter Bush, the former USA Hockey president and primary founder of the Minnesota North Stars, died Thursday. He was 86.
USA Hockey confirmed Bush’s death, saying: “Hockey mourns tonight the passing of USA Hockey’s Walter Bush, a pioneer in the game and one of the most beloved figures in the sport.”
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