Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Forty-Nine

The Hockey Show is honored and privileged to be able to bring to you today two people who want to tell their story about an experience they endured. HBIC covered the story a while back, but the two people that were most affected by the events in the story will appear on The Hockey Show today to tell their side. We are honoured to have Bob and Lynda MacPherson on the program today as we discuss the disappearance of their son, Duncan, in 1989, the cover-up done in Austria regarding his disappearance, and the book written about their son's disappearance that has led the MacPhersons to more answers in what had to be one of the worst times of their lives.

Duncan MacPherson was drafted 20th overall by the New York Islanders in 1984, and appeared to be a tough defensive defenceman that the rebuilding Islanders could use. He arrived on Long Island in 1986, but injuries kept him from a roster spot and he was relegated to the minor leagues. After bouncing around the Islanders' farm system, he was let by the team in 1989 at the age of 23.

Duncan took some advice from friends and headed to Europe to continue his hockey career. He left in August of 1989 with plans of arriving in Dundee, Scotland to play hockey as a player-coach on August 12. The problem was that he never arrived in Dundee, and no one knew what happened to him.

While the information was chronicled by me some time ago, I was lucky enough to get in contact with the MacPhersons. In reaching out to them, they want to tell their story about Duncan's disappearance. I'll be promoting the book about Duncan's disappearance - Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery written by John Leake and published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - in the hopes that a few of you help the MacPhersons out by buying a copy. Honestly, you won't be disappointed in the writing. Mr. Leake did excellent work on this book.

Tune in at 5:30pm CT on 101.5 UMFM as we speak with the MacPhersons about the tragedy surrounding their son. I am looking forward to allowing them to tell their story, and hopefully you'll find the interview engaging. If you can, please pick up a copy of Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery so you can get the full story about Duncan MacPherson's disappearance and the mystery that surrounded it.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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