#19 - Terry Ruskowski - over 1,000 games in WHA/NHL and longtime coach


Terry shares his stories of the WHA and NHL with Lolly and Mooner in this episode. Stories of getting a rookie’s Gordie Howe welcome to the team, being captain of four teams, a friendship with ZZ Top and so many more great stories you’ll want to hear!

Terry Ruskowski had a 15-year professional playing career after playing in the Western Hockey League with the Swift Current Broncos, and was captain in four different locations.  He began with Houston in the World Hockey Association and moved into the National Hockey League when the WHA merged with the NHL.  He played in Houston (WHA), Winnipeg (WHA), Chicago (NHL), Los  Angeles (NHL), Pittsburgh (NHL) and Minnesota (NHL).
Upon completion of his playing days, Terry got right into coaching, becoming the head coach with the Saskatoon Blades in 1989.  After two years with the Blades, he coached professional teams in Columbus, Houston, Knoxville, Laredo, Rio Grande, and Quad City, finishing in 2017.  Terry guided the Laredo Bucks to a pair of Central Hockey League championships in 2004 and 2006.
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Top Cheddar is hosted by Cam Moon (Mooner) & Rob LeLacheur (Lolly) who chat with those who have excelled in hockey and the world of business. The entertainment is plenty as we get to hear some terrific hockey stories from all of the different hockey leagues and some Stanley Cup tales for good measure.
In addition to the great hockey stories, we chat about the career(s) they've enjoyed since leaving the ice and we get to learn how hockey has helped them through their time in business and entrepreneurship.
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