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Tailing the Komets

``Satch'' Crawford has passed

You can read the obituary here.

Satch worked for the Komets for years and years helping out in the penalty box. As someone much better qualified than I said, ``He was a gentle giant who always had a smile on his face. Satch will be missed by man

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Tim Hoke
Tue, 11/09/2010 - 5:28pm

Very sorry to hear this. I knew Satch and he was one fine gentleman. I could tell you a few stories but I am

Tim Hoke
Tue, 11/09/2010 - 5:31pm

Not supposed to be here. Rest in peace Satch we will miss you. So outta here before the blog nazis find me!

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 5:56pm

RIP Satch.... Prayers go out to his family and those friends he's left behind...

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 6:07pm

Yes, he was a gentle giant and always had that huge smile. I am honored to have known him and even more honored to have worked with him. I am sure Heaven is a lot happier today because he is there. Sonny and Satch are looking down and sharing some big and funny "war" stories. Rest in Peace you earned it.

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 6:22pm

Godspeed satch... You were a great example of human kindness . You will be missed greatly by the entire hockey community. Prayers to you and your family

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 10:15pm

Schebig or Superfan told me a great story about Satch, whoever did should repeat it.

Blueline Baby
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 5:41pm

Was he the one who got his foot slashed open by someone's skate and continued to do his job pretty calmly, or was that Schebig?

Blake Sebring
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 5:48pm

This is from the time when Bob Phillips Sr., the current player's dad, lost his cool against Flint.

``During his dance along the boards, several off-ice officials tried to control Phillips, including off-duty police officer Denny Shebig.

"To this day I owe him a pair of boots because I stepped on his boots and cut them open," Phillips said. "I was totally beside myself. In the locker room I grabbed the shopping cart we put our laundry in and threw it across the room."

Finally, police officer James "Satch" Crawford was able to slow Phillips down. Phillips was eventually fined $100 and suspended for six games, all against Flint.''

Phillips later told Schebig that Satch probably saved him from going to jail or seriously hurting someone.

Blueline Baby
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 7:20pm

Thanks, Blake....I knew he was involved somehow....he AND Schebig were both there in this one! I bet this guy had a lot of awesome stories to tell. RIP.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 8:17pm

satch was a wonderful person and he did a lot for race relations in this town! good man and good family! rip satch!