Chernecki, WayneDate of Death: 2013-02-11
Date of Birth: 1949-08-12
The late Wayne Chernecki would likely have received consideration from the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame as a player or a builder. A star from playground through junior and a Detroit Red Wing draft choice, he played 263 games for the AHL Springfield Kings and Providence Reds. He then returned to Winnipeg and put to use the commerce degree he had completed while playing for the Winnipeg junior Jets. As a coach he won the Western Canadian AAA bantam championship with the Winnipeg Hawks in 1992 and two league championships with St. James Canadians of the MJHL in 1996 and 1997.