June 24, 1880|
|Died||May 10, 1965
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Hockey Club
Cecil W. Blachford (June 24, 1880–May 10, 1965) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward player who played for the Montreal Hockey Club and the Montreal Wanderers. He was a member of Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910, and captain of the 1906 to 1908 teams.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Blachford played junior hockey for Montreal Mintos in 1898–99, before graduating to senior-level hockey the following season with Montreal Stirling, for which he played until 1902. He joined the Montreal Hockey Club's intermediate squad, and played one game with the Montreal HC senior team, aka the "Little Men of Iron" in the regular season, and two games of Stanley Cup challenge play, helping to defeat the Winnipeg Victorias. He left Montreal HC with several other Montreal HC players in the off-season to join the new Montreal Wanderers for whom he played continuously until the end of the 1907–08 season. He was captain of the 1906 through 1908 squads.
In the 1906 season, he was sidelined for most of the season with blood poisoning. In the 1907, he was the victim of a blow to the head from Charlie Spittal of the Ottawa Hockey Club for which Spittal was convicted in criminal court. After the 1908 season, he retired, but returned for the 1909–10 season for the Wanderers in the new National Hockey Association, helping to win another Stanley Cup title before retiring for good.
Blachford died in Montreal, Quebec in 1965.
- Coleman, p. 574
- Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League.
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