BRUNO PULLARA Print E-mail

#37 Bruno Pullara - Goaltender

Career
1985/89 - Cheers/CML Raiders
1990/96 - Femview Rangers

The former Philadelphia Flyer goaltender and Hall of Famer Bernie Parent was the first back-to-back winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy for MVP in the N.H.L. playoffs. His indelible stand up style and poised positioning between the pipes prompted the "Sign Man" at the Spectrum in the city of brotherly love to display that, "Only God saves more than Parent".

Bruno Pullara , whose upright style and rapier-like reflexes was a prototype of the great netrninder, is recognized by the most notable visionaries of the game as the most quintessential, highly skilled and successful "orange ball" stopper that the sport has ever seen. In just over a decade of participation, "B.P.", who starred with the Femview Rangers from 1990 - 1996, became the most decorated goaltender in the history of the Ontario Ball Hockey Association.

Bruno Pullara won a combined (5) T.B.H.A. and N.W.T.B.H.L. titles while being named the Outstanding Goaltender for a record (5) consecutive seasons in league play respectively. Early in his career, he was the most sought after "last line of defence" as he backstopped both the Precast Eagles (89) and the Frasca Topguns (91) to Canadian Championships before spearheading his own contingent of the Rangers to two Ontario Cups and record three consecutive National Championship Gold Medals from 1992 to 1994.

Bruno Pullara , who was a three-time OBHA AAA Allstar and a two-time Provincial Championship NWP, was the consumate professional both on and off the floor. The three-time C.B.H.A. Allstar Goaltender was a dedicated and hardworking team player. He was a "big game" goalie and a proven winner who was indeed one of the premier practitioner's in the history of ball hockey in Ontario who has earned his rightful place in the OBHA Players Hall of Fame .