Hershey Bears Alumni: Ron Areshenkoff

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ron Areshenkoff

Grand Forks, British Columbia native Ron Areshenkoff played only 38 games as a member of the 1978-79 Hershey Bears Team. However, "Resh" was in Hershey when Three Mile Island erupted. He spent the day "listening to the radio with my roomates wondering if this meant our kids would be born with two heads." The Buffalo Sabres draft pick is happy to report his son and daughter are just fine. In a partial season with the Bears, he scored 9 goals and 14 assists. During the season, Areshenkoff also scored a goal in an exhibition loss to a travelling Soviet team.
After playing with the Bears, Areshenkoff was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the special draft that was held when the NHL and WHA merged. He managed to play in four games with the NHL Oilers at the same time Wayne Gretzky played his initial NHL season.
At last report, Areshenkoff was living in Estevan, SK and working as a financial planner.


Blogger Ron Hooge said...

Ron passed away in Grand Forks, BC on December 15th 2019

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