Jamie Romak’s grandfather was a professional hockey player.

On the occasion of the Stanley Cup visiting Dodger Stadium Tuesday, here’s something you probably didn’t know: Dodgers third baseman Jamie Romak is the grandson of former professional hockey player George Rebstock.

Romak said that his grandfather was under contract to the Detroit Red Wings at one point, but he never got in a game. His playing career was interrupted by service in World War II. During that time, Romak said that Rebstock played for the Canadian Army team while stationed overseas.

When Rebstock returned, he served as a mentor to several future NHL players in the Red Wings’ minor-league system, including defensemen Jim Ross, Jim Hay and Marcel Pronovost.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.