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Courtesy Frank Kutsche


May 18th 1976

AIHL Adelaide Avalanche, CIHL Prince Rupert Damage

Goodall Cups
2000, 2001

World Championships
2005, '06, '07 Ice Hockey

Captain, Adelaide Avalanche

BORN MAY 18th 1976 in Canada to Croatia-born parents Juraj (George) and Barica (Barbara) of Vancouver BC, he was a 177 cm forward weighing 82 kg. He moved to Australia and became a foundation forward of the Adelaide Avalanche at twenty-two and then the AIHL at twenty-three. He scored 3 goals 4 assists in 11 games of the inaugural season for the Avs.

He won Goodall Cups with the Avalanche in 2000 and 2001 and went on to captain the Club. He was one of the Avs all-time top scorers with the Oddy brothers, Trevor Walsh and the Thilthorpe brothers. In his nine seasons there he played 128 games averaging almost a goal a game.

He also represented Australia in 14 games across three IIHF Division 2 World Championships — 2005, 2006 and 2007 — scoring 2 goals, 8 assists and winning a bronze and two silver medals. He returned to Canada after 2007 and played 32 games over 3 seasons for the Prince Rupert Damage in the Central Interior Hockey League.

01. Historical Notes

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Brlecic, Chris (1976 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia,, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

04. Citations
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AIHL, National Champions, 2000

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AIHL, National Champions, 2001

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AIHL, National Champions article, 2001

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Celebrating a goal vs Sydney Bears, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle, 2005. Courtesy Frank Kutsche.

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2005 Worlds

Zagreb, Croatia, 2005

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2006 Worlds

Auckland, New Zealand, 2006

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2007 Worlds

Seoul, Korea, 2007