Killer's Top 10

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

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10

Coaching Ottawa West midgets to a tie against a touring Russian team in 1974. The legend begins.

So impressed with that performance against the Russian midgets, the 67's owners hired Kilrea that summer.

9

Breaking the record for most wins by a Canadian Hockey League coach, previously held by Ken Hodge of the Portland Winter Hawks, with victory No. 742 on Jan. 17, 1997.

8

Getting to the Memorial Cup in London, 2005.

By defeating Barrie, Sudbury and Peterborough. Lost to London in the OHL final but, with the Knights as Memorial Cup hosts, qualified for the tournament as Eastern Conference champs.

7

Winning the longest Memorial Cup game ever, May 22, 2005

"Brad Staubitz scored (at 15:41 of the second overtime) and Danny Battochio (set a Memorial Cup record with 62 saves) for us to beat Kelowna."

6

Getting to the Memorial Cup in Regina, 2001.

"We weren't rated at all, then we wind up beating Plymouth, which was clearly the best team in the league."

5

Getting to the Memorial Cup in Vancouver, 1977.

"We beat London 8-0 to get there. Unfortunately, we lost to the New Westminster Bruins (6-5) in the final."

4

The 1988 playoff comeback against Oshawa. Down 3-0 in the series and trailing by a goal in the last minute of Game 4, when the rally began. Tied the game with 23 seconds left, then won each of the next three games by five goals.

3

Winning the Memorial Cup in Kitchener, 1984.

"We had to win the league championship in Kitchener ... then we won the Memorial Cup there, too."

2

Winning the Memorial Cup in Ottawa, 1999.

"Being born in Ottawa, being able to coach in Ottawa, then winning the Memorial Cup in Ottawa. As far as a coaching moment, behind the bench, that's got to be the best."

1

Being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

"The No. 1 highlight has got to be the Hall of Fame. It was totally unexpected."


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