Drumheller Miners

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The Drumheller Miners were a senior ice hockey team based in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.

Two incarnations of the team existed. The first was a member of the Alberta Senior Hockey League (ASHL) in the late 1930s. The Miners playing in the ASHL featured the five Bentley brothers, Doug, Max, Reg, Roy and Wyatt. Doug, Max and Reg went on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), while Doug and Max were both elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The second Miners team existed in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1966, the Miners captured the Allan Cup, Canada's national senior championship. The team was then selected to represent Canada in a tour of Europe in the winter of 1966-67. The Miners are believed to be the first free-world hockey team to compete in East Germany during the Cold War.[1]

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  1. ^ Smylie, Kyle (2010-11-10). "Dragons honour legendary Miners". Drumheller News. Retrieved 2011-02-28.