Hershey Bears Alumni: Ferny Flaman

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ferny Flaman

Fern Flaman's Hall of Fame career came through Hershey during the 1946-47 season. Flaman spent 38 games with the Bears before getting the call to the NHL with the Boston Bruins. The Bears went on to win the 1947 Calder Cup Championship and Flaman went on to a 910 game career on the blueline with the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.
According to a 2002 interview with Flaman, "Hershey was a beautiful little town. I have fond memories of the aroma of the chocolate factory and of the Community Inn."
The Regina, Saskatchewan native broke into professional hockey with the Bears and scored 12 points for the Bears. Previously, Flaman played in the Eastern League with the Boston Olympics.
Today Flaman lives outside of Boston in the town of Westwood. He is married with two children and several grandchildren.
After his Hall of Fame playing career Flaman moved to the college coaching ranks with Northeastern University for 20 years. Currently he is a Special Assignment Scout with the New Jersey Devils.


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