Charlie Kischel, trainer for the Charlestown Chiefs during their unforgettable Federal League Championship season, has died.
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Charlie, a master of the suture, left hockey when the Chiefs were disbanded.
Like many other Chiefs' players, he left hockey to pursue acting. After changing his name to Matthew Cowles, he had a successful career on TV and in film.
He dabbled in philosophy throughout his life, a passion he was introduced to by his friend, Dave "Killer" Carlson.
He loved motorcycles and moustaches, his wife, Christine Baranski, and his two daughters.