Belleville McFarlands

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The Belleville Memorial Arena was home to the McFarlands. Allan Cup and World Championship posters on display above the front entrance.

The Belleville McFarlands were a men's senior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association Senior division from 1956 to 1961. The McFarlands were based out of Belleville, Ontario, playing home games at the Belleville Memorial Arena.

The McFarlands were Allan Cup champions in 1958, defeating the Kelowna Packers four games to three.[1] The following season, they represented Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships, in Czechoslovakia winning the gold medal at the 1959 World Championship. The team won eight of nine games, including a final-round match versus the Soviet Union. Their only loss at the event came on the last day of the tournament versus the host Czechs when they already had first place clinched.

Games were broadcast on CJBQ radio by Jack Devine, including the world championship game in Prague.[2]

The team name was revived by a later team in the Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League from 2003 to 2006, known as the Belleville Macs.

NHL alumni[edit]

Fifteen alumni of the McFarlands also played professionally in the National Hockey League.[3]

1959 roster[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Ontario Hockey Association regular season competition results.[4]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Winning
Pct. (%)
1956–57 52 23 24 5 49 49.0 216 206
1957–58 52 29 20 3 61 58.7 214 195
1958–59 48 27 13 8 62 64.6 215 160
1959–60 54 18 35 1 39 34.3 196 262
1960–61 Data unavailable.


  1. ^ Allan Cup Archives
  2. ^ Boyce, Gerry (2008). Belleville: A Popular History. Toronto, Ontario: Natural Heritage Books. pp. 218–219. ISBN 978-1-55002-863-8.
  3. ^ Legends of hockey alumni search
  4. ^ season results

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