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The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame received the sad news that Honoured Member Mike Daski passed away on December 23, 2021 in Reichersbeuern, Germany.

Mike Daski began his career as a hockey player with the Winnipeg Black Hawks from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League . He then went to Great Britain , where he joined the Ayr Raiders in the Scottish National League . He then played for the Harringay Racers in the English National League , and the Kelowna Packers in the Okanagan Senior Hockey League .

In the following years, the Canadian with Ukrainian roots played for the Philadelphia Palcons from the Eastern Hockey League , the Earls Court Rangers from the English National League and the Sydney Millionaires from the Maritime Major Hockey League , as well as the Saint John Beavers from the New Brunswick Senior Hockey League .

Daski later returned to the UK, where he played for the Paisley Pirates in the Scottish National League and the Brighton Tigers in the Autumn Cup . With HC Diavoli Rossoneri Milano , he finished third in Serie A in 1954 .

As a trainer

As a coach, Daski won the Canadian Senior Allan Cup title with the Winnipeg Maroons. He worked for a long time, especially in Germany. There he was under contract with TuS Holzkirchen, with whom he achieved promotion to the ice hockey league in the 1968/69 season. He was also active as head coach in the ice hockey Bundesliga for the Augsburger EV , SC Riessersee and EV Landshut . With SB Rosenheim he became league champions. He also had engagements at EHC 70 Munich , ESV Kaufbeuren , Berliner SC , EHC Straubing ,SV Bayreuth , GEC Nordhorn , VER Selb , with whom he was promoted to the league in the 1991/92 season , and the ERSC Amberg .

In Austria he was with HC Salzburg and EC Graz , in Switzerland with EHC Kloten and HC Montana , in the Netherlands with Tilburg Trappers and Eaters Geleen , and in Italy with HC Merano . During his time at Merano he was named Trainer of the Year.