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London Knights head coach Mark Hunter watches his team play from the bench during their junior hockey game against the Oshawa Generals at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada on Friday March 2, 2012.  Mark took over the role after his brother, Dale Hunter, became head coach of the Washington Capitals. (Craig Glover/Special to The Washington Times)
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London Knights head coach Mark Hunter watches his team play from the bench during their junior hockey game against the Oshawa Generals at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada on Friday March 2, 2012. Mark took over the role after his brother, Dale Hunter, became head coach of the Washington Capitals. (Craig Glover/Special to The Washington Times)

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