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Subject: Robert Riess Hockey Picture
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: cataloger69-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2006 13:39 PDT
Expires: 25 Jul 2006 09:48 PDT
Question ID: 746406
Anybody got a picture of Rob (Robert) Riess playing pro hockey? Played
in the WHA for the Winnipeg Jets system. Also played pro in the German
leagues 70's and early 80's. Played for 1980-81 Duisburg SC. Need a
picture for a birthday present for him.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 14 Jul 2006 15:02 PDT
Alas, no picture.

But I did come across a ton of newspaper articles covering Riess'
high-scoring play during the 1971-72 seasons in Winnipeg, although it
appears to have been for a Junior League.  In some of the articles,
Riess is the headliner, such as this one:
Riess On Top of Pack

I can't provide the full articles, since they are copyrighted, but I
can certainly offer up some of the best snippets, and also let you
know how to access the full articles yourself.

Would that do the trick?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Robert Riess Hockey Picture
From: canadianhelper-ga on 14 Jul 2006 13:57 PDT
I'm trying to track down the year(s) he played with the WJ to start a
search but the has no record of him (and it is a fairly
complete database??!!)

Can you identify the year(s) he played with the Jets?

I have gone through the roster for every year the Jets were in the WHA
and don't see him listed.

You say he was playing 'for the Winnigpeg Jets SYSTEM'...does that
mean he NEVER played for them and was on a minor affiliate or was
drafted by them and never suited up?

If THAT is the case it might be very difficult to find a picture
(unless someone has a minor league program that they saved!).

Let me know.
Subject: Re: Robert Riess Hockey Picture
From: canadianhelper-ga on 14 Jul 2006 14:01 PDT
I have found him in the database but ONLY under the Duisburg SC team.

Robert Riess  	 	
Regular Season	                                                   Playoffs
Season	Team	Lge	GP	G	A	Pts	PIM	GP	G	A	Pts	PIM
1980-81 	Duisburg SC 	1.GBun 	3 	1 	1 	2 	2 	--	--	--	--	--
1982-83 	Duisburg SC 	2.GBun 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 					

He played a total of 3 games 1 in 1980 and 2 in 1982.

Researchers! We need someone with GERMAN HOCKEY contacts?
Subject: Re: Robert Riess Hockey Picture
From: cataloger69-ga on 16 Jul 2006 07:22 PDT
I need a picture. I already have a bunch of these articles. I don't
think he was ever on Jets roster. I think he was involved with their
minor league system though. I know he played for other teams in the
German leagues as he was a big star over there.

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