Dudley At The Controls

The only [Cincinnati] Stinger [ed. note—the Stingers were a World Hockey Association franchise that played from 1975-76 until the league’s demise in 1978-79] in sight of Cincinnati is Rick Dudley, who makes his permanent home in New Richmond.  Dennis and Gene Sobchuk and John Hughes also have houses in the area but are elsewhere currently.

“You want to know what I’ve been doing?” Dudley asks.  “I’ve been working on the lawn and playing a little golf.”

Rick Dudley (right), in 1974 NLL action

HE’S ALSO been working some benefits and doing promotional work for the Stingers.  He’s written some new music and hopes to cut another single or an album this summer.

“And I’ve been working on bringing a lacrosse team here for a couple games this summer to see if there’s much interest,” he reports.  If there is, he’ll try to get a franchise for Cincinnati in the National Lacrosse League being reorganized next summer.

The runnerup most valuable player in this league two years ago, Dudley would buy a portion of the team, play for it and maybe coach it, too.

“It’s all just in the talk stage right now,” he cautions, “but I’ve found some people who might invest.”  The team would play indoors at Riverfront Coliseum during the summer.

(Cincinnati Enquirer, May 2, 1976)

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