For­mer Calgary Stam­ped­ers run­ning back Stan Kaluznick dies at age 85

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

Stan Kaluznick, who led the Calgary Stam­ped­ers in rush­ing dur­ing the 1951 sea­son, has died. He was 85.

The St. Boni­face, Man., na­tive played with the Stam­ped­ers from 1950-54. The CFL team con­firmed his death Fri­day in a news re­lease.

Kaluznick had 605 rush­ing yards, three touch­downs and 238 kick re­turn yards over 73 reg­u­lar-sea­son games with Calgary.

He made his pro­fes­sional de­but with the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers in 1948 at the age of 17. Kaluznick at­tended train­ing camp with the Na­tional Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings the fol­low­ing year.

Kaluznick stayed in­volved in sports af­ter his re­tire­ment as a player. He bought the Western Canada Hockey League’s Calgary Buf­faloes in 1966 and be­came the club’s first gen­eral man­ager.

Kaluznick also served as pres­i­dent of the World Pro­fes­sional Chuck­wagon As­so­ci­a­tion. Funeral ser­vices were sched­uled for Thurs­day af­ter­noon in Calgary.

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