October 18, 1908|
Silton, SK, CAN
|Died||January 9, 2002
Paxton, IL, USA
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks|
Harold "Mush" March born (18 October 1908 - 9 January 2002) was a Canadian ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He is most remembered for scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime of Game Four of the 1934 Stanley Cup Finals to lift the Chicago Black Hawks to a 3-1 series triumph.
March was a right winger who played for seventeen seasons, all with the Chicago Black Hawks, from 1928–29 to 1944–45. During that span, he played 759 games, scoring 153 goals and 230 assists, for 383 points. Since the Black Hawks were not an overly successful team during most of those 17 years, March only played in a total of 25 playoff games, but he made the most of those 25 games by scoring 7 goals, 12 assists for 19 points. He also scored the first ever goal at the Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. He kept the puck and dropped it at the Gardens final game in 1999.
Awards and achievements
- 1934 Stanley Cup champion (Chicago)
- 1938 Stanley Cup champion (Chicago)
- Scored the first goal in the long history of Maple Leaf Gardens on November 12, 1931. On February 13, 1999 as part of the final game played at the Gardens (also between the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks), he officiated at the ceremonial opening faceoff - with the very same puck that he had used to score that first goal, almost 68 years later.
- He became the first recorded player in hockey history to win the Stanley Cup for his team on an overtime goal.
- He was the last surviving member of Black Hawks 1934 Stanley Cup team.