Galt Black Hawks

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Galt Black Hawks
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City Galt, Ontario
League Ontario Hockey Association
Operated 1949 (1949)-55
Home arena Galt Arena Gardens
Parent club(s) Chicago Black Hawks
Franchise history
1943-44 Galt Canadians
1944-47 Galt Red Wings
1947-49 Galt Rockets
1949-55 Galt Black Hawks

The Galt Black Hawks were a junior ice hockey team based in Galt, Ontario, now a part of the city of Cambridge. They played in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1949 to 1955 and were operated as an affiliate of the Chicago Black Hawks. Their home arena was the Galt Arena Gardens.

The team had previously been affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings as the Galt Red Wings, and had also been known as the Galt Canadians, and the Galt Rockets. The sponsorship by the Chicago Black Hawks took over in 1949, and lasted until the team folded in 1955. The team's best players were quickly promoted to the NHL, leaving Galt with a dismal won/loss record while sponsored by the Chicago Black Hawks. The Galt Black Hawks had only one stellar season in 1951-52, finishing third place.

The best known former Black Hawk is Bobby Hull, who played for Galt in 1954-55. He is the only alumnus in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player. Former alumus Murray Costello was inducted as a builder as the long-serving president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, a role he assumed after his retirement. The lone scoring champion form the Black Hawks would be Jim McBurney, who won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy in 1952-53 with 61 goals and 35 assists.

NHL alumni[edit]

From the Galt Black Hawks, twenty-one players graduated to play in the National Hockey League.

Yearly Results[edit]

Season Team Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1943-44 Canadians 26 15 11 0 30 0.577 125 97 2nd Group 2
1944-45 Red Wings 20 12 8 0 24 0.600 83 91 2nd OHA (tie)
1945-46 Red Wings 28 22 6 0 44 0.786 187 96 2nd OHA
1946-47 Red Wings 36 27 9 0 54 0.750 232 99 3rd OHA
1947-48 Rockets 36 18 13 5 41 0.581 168 129 5th OHA
1948-49 Rockets 48 11 34 3 25 0.244 154 252 9th OHA
1949-50 Black Hawks 48 14 32 2 30 0.304 144 265 8th OHA
1950-51 Black Hawks 54 21 39 4 48 0.420 181 223 7th OHA
1951-52 Black Hawks 54 35 17 2 72 0.673 307 213 3rd OHA
1952-53 Black Hawks 56 27 26 3 57 0.509 242 225 5th OHA
1953-54 Black Hawks 59 21 37 1 43 0.362 204 288 8th OHA
1954-55 Black Hawks 49 18 25 6 42 0.419 181 203 6th OHA

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