Cobalt Silver Kings
The Cobalt Silver Kings are a defunct ice hockey club which played in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada from 1906 to 1911, notably during the 1910 NHA season, founding season of the National Hockey Association (NHA) forerunner of today's National Hockey League (NHL). It was owned by Renfrew, Ontario mine operator Ambrose O'Brien.
The club was founded in 1906 in the Timiskaming Professional Hockey League, an early professional ice hockey league. In 1909, the Cobalt Silver Kings won the O'Brien Trophy as champions of the TPHL.
In 1909, the club became part of the new National Hockey Association (NHA), along with another TPHL team, the Haileybury Comets, the Federal League's Renfrew Creamery Kings and Les Canadiens and Wanderers of Montreal. The league was founded by Ambrose O'Brien to rival the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA), set up at the same time, and to provide a league for his Renfrew team to win the Stanley Cup. The CHA dissolved and two of its teams the Senators of Ottawa, and the Shamrocks of Montreal joined the NHA.
After the initial season, the club returned to play in the TPHL and its NHA franchise was taken over by the Quebec Bulldogs (formerly of the CHA).
The team played in an arena with a capacity for 3,500 spectators.
Hall of Fame
- Newsy Lalonde - 1906-07
- Hugh Lehman - 1906-07
- George McNamara - 1906–07
- Didier Pitre - 1906-07
- Art Ross - 1908–09
- Information on the Cobalt Silver Kings is available on CobaltSilverKings.com.
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