Karl Detta isn't that old, really. But he is the only Burton regular born in the 1960s. Karl was one of the figures instrumental in getting funding for paving the rink at McCormack and thus helped facilitate all of the great action since. His entry into the Burton Hockey ranks came about from the simple fact that he lived across the street from the rink. He came over and watched the first session, and then showed up in the middle of the second session with skates, a stick, and some brew. Thus was born one of the great traditions of Burton Hockey: Karl Detta showing up randomly about a game or two into a session and joining in. In fact, despite all of the games he's played, you can't find a single full session played to his name until the middle of 2003. Honestly, though, guessing when Karl would show was half the fun. Often tagging along was his young son Mitchell, who would eventually take his father's place in Burton. Karl's appearances ceased at the end of 2007 when he relocated to Nakusp and no longer had a front row seat, though he's still shown up occasionally to watch the third generation Detta play (yes, third generation; despite being eight years younger, Lyle is Karl's uncle). As a player, his offensive play is a bit off, but he is a valuable member of any defence corps. And for an 'old' dude, he's got some good legs on him and a wicked slapper, too. Killer Karl may have moved on from Burton, but any mention of his name and his mercurial playing pattern always back a feeling of nostalgia and a big smile.
Year GP GS G A PTS GPG APG PPG SPG SOG SPCT
2000 28 28 17 9 26 0.61 0.32 0.93 2.86 80 21.25
2003 24 24 18 15 33 0.75 0.62 1.38 4.12 99 18.18
2004 29 29 10 15 25 0.34 0.52 0.86 2.62 76 13.16
2006 11 11 11 6 17 1.00 0.55 1.55 5.09 56 19.64
2007 11 11 4 11 15 0.36 1.00 1.36 2.45 27 14.81
Totals 103 103 60 56 116 0.58 0.54 1.13 3.28 338 17.75
Year Total 1st (15) 2nd (10) 3rd (5)
2006 5 0 0 5
Totals 5 0 0 5

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2011 Burton SuperSession Day One 037 BUSH 003 0075 0065 0064 0063 0062 0060 0057 0053 0052 0039 0032 0031 0014 0086 0085 0083 0080 0076 0074 0073 0071 0070 0069 0054 0038 0030 0020 0005

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Nicknames:
Killer

Hometown:
Burton, BC

Residence:
Nakusp, BC

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