Two Checkers with birthdays today
Glenn Fester: Defenseman who played nine games for the Checkers in 1983-84, totaling two goals and four assists. He joined the team shortly after finishing his career at the University of North Dakota, but he played no further pro hockey. A native of Vernon, B.C., he is 51.
Dave Emerson: Defenseman who played five games for the Checkers in 1986-87, notching two assists and 32 PIMs. He played 17 professional games in North America with teams in the AHL, IHL and Sunshine Hockey Leagues. A native of Etobicoke, Ont., he is 47.