Winnipeg Maroons (ice hockey)

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The Winnipeg Maroons were a senior ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The 1964 team beat the Woodstock Athletics 4 straight games - 5-0, 7-1, 5-0, and 5-3. It was the Maroons' third appearance in four years in the Allan Cup final. After losing to Galt Terriers in 1962 and Windsor Bulldogs in 1963, they were not to be denied in 1964. The Maroons were overpowering in their championship quest in 1964, winning 12 of their 13 playoff games and outscoring their rivals 79 - 32 with veteran Ross Parke leading the team in scoring with 26 points. Eggie Kukulowicz with 22 points, and Elliot Chorley with 19 points. Another veteran, Chuck Lumsden, scored the winning goal and Ross Parke the last goal of the Allen Cup playoff finals. Two keen Maroon players, Fred Dunsmore and Reg Abbot missed the playoffs due to injuries. This 1964 Maroon Club were true amateurs as no players were paid and home game venues went to Winnipeg charities. The Maroons also played approximately twelve games against the Russian, Czechoslovakian, Swedish and USA national teams in Winnipeg. The Maroons held their own against such fine teams even though the players were all from Winnipeg. In 1965, the CAHA asked the team to give up its identity and become Canada's First National Team.[ citation needed ]

The team roster was: Reg Abbott, Gary Aldcorn, Terry Ball, Sheldon Bloomer, Dick Braun, Ron Castelane, Elliot Chorley, Don Collins, Murray Couch, Mike Daski, Gord Dibley, Fred Dunsmore, Ron Farnfield, Bernie Grebinsky, Al Johnson, Bill Johnson, Lou Joyal, Leo Konyk, Julian Klymkiw, Aggie Kukulowicz, Ron Kullman, Chuck Lumsden, Jim MacKenzie, Tom Marshall, Ross Parke, John Russell, Danny Summers, Terry Hind, President, Bud Holohan (G.M.), Gord Simpson (Coach). The general manager was Charles "Chas" Maddin, father of filmmaker Guy Maddin, who profiled the Maroons in his semi-documentary film My Winnipeg .[ citation needed ]

The 1964 Winnipeg Maroons team was inducted into both the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, [1] and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2003. [2]

The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association merged the Canada men's national ice hockey team into the Maroons in 1965, and Gord Simpson continued as coach. Father David Bauer who had founded the national team, continued as its manager and saw the merger as the beginning of a truly national team based in the geographic centre of the country. [3]

In 1967, the Maroons relocated to St. Boniface and became the St. Boniface Mohawks. [4]

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References

  1. "Winnipeg Maroons–1964". Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  2. "1964 Winnipeg Maroons". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. 2003. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  3. Oliver, Greg (2017). Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic Hockey. Toronto, Ontario: ECW Press. pp. 124–127. ISBN   978-1-77041-249-1.
  4. "St. Boniface Mohawks" (in French). Association for Manitoba Archives. Retrieved November 14, 2014.