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January 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Services
On a night when the Gulls' high-scoring offense was held in check, the Gulls' defense did enough checking to help them win in a shootout against the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, 3-2. The Gulls, losers of three shootouts, won in the seventh-round of the tiebreaker when Ron Duguay scored. With the scored tied, 1-1, after six rounds, Duguay twice lost control of the puck before beating Eagle goalie Jason Muzzatti.
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March 23, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What has the NHL brought goaltender Rick Knickle in his one-month career with the Kings? Fame, as in interviews with CNN and many major newspapers, plus frequent appearances on sports highlight shows. Fortune. Well, sort of. Besides his $68,000 salary for the rest of this season, he has earned $2,500 extra from his five victories. Above all, though, and obscuring those concerns, his ascension to the NHL has helped bring Knickle, 33, closer to his parents--particularly his father, George.
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February 17, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly before faceoff Sunday, Gulls Coach Don Waddell was talking about one of his favorite hockey players: Rick Knickle, a career minor-league goalie who once seemed to have a bright future in the National Hockey League. Waddell pondered the fact that Knickle, who turns 32 in 10 days, never got a shot at the big time.
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February 23, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it was over, Rick Knickle stood by himself for several seconds before his new Kings teammates skated over to congratulate him on his first NHL victory, which was 14 years in the making. Knickle gazed over to his left and spotted his family in the stands at Expo Hall and slightly pumped a fist. For Knickle, the Kings' 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night was as much for his father, George, as it was for himself.
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March 12, 1992 | DANA HADDAD
Three days after signing goalie Sean Burke to a contract, Gulls owner Fred Comrie gave goalie Rick Knickle an unusual two-year extension to his one-year contract Wednesday. Free agents like Knickle rarely are given guaranteed contracts for more than a year in the International Hockey League. But Knickle, 32, IHL leader in victories, said the contract he signed Wednesday was the the most lucrative of his career.
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April 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Gulls used the final 20 minutes of the 1991-92 International Hockey League season to stop some bleeding and reward their top goalie, scoring five goals in the third period to overtake the Phoenix Roadrunners Saturday. Their 6-4 victory in front of 9,867 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum halted a three-game losing streak and a nine-game road skid as they gave goalie Rick Knickle his IHL-best 28th victory.
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October 14, 1992 | JOHN GEIS
The more goalie Rick Knickle wins, the more the Gulls challenge him by bringing in big-name replacements. After limiting the opposition to three goals in two victories last week, Knickle was greeted Tuesday with word Clint Malarchuk joined the team. Malarchuk has played in 338 NHL games during the past 11 seasons, compiling a 3.47 goals-against average. On loan from the NHL Buffalo Sabres, where he previously played for Gull Coach Rick Dudley, Malarchuk expects to stay here for the season.
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November 6, 1991 | DANA HADDAD
The Gulls secured their top goaltender Tuesday, signing Rick Knickle to a contract for the remainder of the 1991-92 International Hockey League season. Knickle, 31, has a 6-2 record with a 3.26 goals-against average. His contract had become a priority for the Gulls (8-8-0), who lost goalie Greg Millen to the New York Rangers Sunday. Knickle has never played in the NHL but was once property of the Buffalo Sabres and has been an all-star four times in his 14-year minor league career.
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December 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It may not always appear that they know what they're doing, but the Gulls don't take long to figure it out when they play in overtime. The Gulls beat the Muskegon Lumberjacks, 4-3, in an overtime shootout Saturday. The victory in front of a near-capacity 3,032 at the L.C. Walker Arena lifted the Gulls' record to 3-0 in overtime games this season. They had a 2-1 record on their eastern trip.
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February 17, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN
His 14-year Quixotic quest to reach the NHL had finally ended, and goaltender Rick Knickle spotted tangible evidence of it Monday at the San Diego Gulls' offices. Knickle saw the official news release, announcing his purchase by the Kings, on the desk of Chris Ello, the Gulls' public relations director. "Can I make a copy of that?" Knickle asked Ello. Actually, Ello wasn't surprised by the request. "He wanted it for the scrapbook that his wife keeps," Ello said. "That's the kind of guy he is.
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February 19, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Goverde was the unwitting victim on Saturday. And only five days after Goverde went down in a blinding flash of red goal lights, it happened again to another Kings' rookie goaltender, Rick Knickle. For two periods, the 32-year-old Knickle played a solid game in goal as he made his NHL debut on Thursday night after a 14-year career in the minor leagues. Then the Kings played the third period. Or, more precisely, tried to play the third.
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February 17, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN
His 14-year Quixotic quest to reach the NHL had finally ended, and goaltender Rick Knickle spotted tangible evidence of it Monday at the San Diego Gulls' offices. Knickle saw the official news release, announcing his purchase by the Kings, on the desk of Chris Ello, the Gulls' public relations director. "Can I make a copy of that?" Knickle asked Ello. Actually, Ello wasn't surprised by the request. "He wanted it for the scrapbook that his wife keeps," Ello said. "That's the kind of guy he is.
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November 5, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Gulls this week pointed out that goalie Rick Knickle has more victories this season than any other team in the International Hockey League. It was their way of spotlighting a player who has been overlooked throughout his career. But despite Knickle's eight victories and despite his league-leading 1.78 goals-against average, another statistic remains prominent--32, his age.
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October 14, 1992 | JOHN GEIS
The more goalie Rick Knickle wins, the more the Gulls challenge him by bringing in big-name replacements. After limiting the opposition to three goals in two victories last week, Knickle was greeted Tuesday with word Clint Malarchuk joined the team. Malarchuk has played in 338 NHL games during the past 11 seasons, compiling a 3.47 goals-against average. On loan from the NHL Buffalo Sabres, where he previously played for Gull Coach Rick Dudley, Malarchuk expects to stay here for the season.
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April 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Gulls used the final 20 minutes of the 1991-92 International Hockey League season to stop some bleeding and reward their top goalie, scoring five goals in the third period to overtake the Phoenix Roadrunners Saturday. Their 6-4 victory in front of 9,867 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum halted a three-game losing streak and a nine-game road skid as they gave goalie Rick Knickle his IHL-best 28th victory.
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March 12, 1992 | DANA HADDAD
Three days after signing goalie Sean Burke to a contract, Gulls owner Fred Comrie gave goalie Rick Knickle an unusual two-year extension to his one-year contract Wednesday. Free agents like Knickle rarely are given guaranteed contracts for more than a year in the International Hockey League. But Knickle, 32, IHL leader in victories, said the contract he signed Wednesday was the the most lucrative of his career.
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March 9, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gulls owner Fred Comrie signed Canadian Olympic goalie and NHL free-agent Sean Burke on Sunday, saying the move will "shock" the professional hockey world. The Gulls, meanwhile, made a strong statement of their own, routing the Phoenix Roadrunners, 7-2, in front of 5,723 at the San Diego Sports Arena and taking over sole possession of second place in the West Division of the International Hockey League with 87 points.
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November 10, 1991 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gulls Coach Don Waddell could have criticized his players after they spotted the Kansas City Blades a four-goal lead early that proved to be too much in a 6-5 loss in front of 3,970 at the San Diego Sports Arena Saturday. But after the Gulls outshot the International Hockey League's best team, 41-34, and outscored them, 3-0, in the third period, Waddell withheld any caustic comment. He just looked frustrated.
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March 9, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gulls owner Fred Comrie signed Canadian Olympic goalie and NHL free-agent Sean Burke on Sunday, saying the move will "shock" the professional hockey world. The Gulls, meanwhile, made a strong statement of their own, routing the Phoenix Roadrunners, 7-2, in front of 5,723 at the San Diego Sports Arena and taking over sole possession of second place in the West Division of the International Hockey League with 87 points.
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February 17, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly before faceoff Sunday, Gulls Coach Don Waddell was talking about one of his favorite hockey players: Rick Knickle, a career minor-league goalie who once seemed to have a bright future in the National Hockey League. Waddell pondered the fact that Knickle, who turns 32 in 10 days, never got a shot at the big time.
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