Billy Barlow

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Billy Barlow
Billy Barlow, Montreal AAA.jpg
Barlow in 1894.
Born November 2, 1870
Montreal, QC
Died February 14, 1963(1963-02-14) (aged 92)
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, QC
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Rover
AHAC team Montreal Hockey Club
Playing career 1893–1897

William "Billy" McKenzie Barlow (November 2, 1870 – February 14, 1963) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey player in the late 19th century. He played for the Montreal Hockey Club, champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) from 1888 to 1897, and first winners of the Stanley Cup in 1893. Barlow is credited with scoring the first Stanley Cup-winning goal in history in the final playoff match of 1894.


Barlow was born in Montreal. He received his education at the Belmont School. As well as ice hockey, Barlow played lacrosse for the Montreal AAA. He married Winnifred Amelia Sully. They had one son, Gerald, and one daughter. Barlow became a director of Lymans Limited pharmaceuticals during the 1930s, and secretary of the Welfare Foundation until his retirement in 1949. He died on February 14, 1963 at his home in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. He is interred in Mount Royal Cemetery.[1]

Hockey career[edit]

As a member of the first Stanley Cup-winning squad in 1893, the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association gave Barlow a ring to commemorate the win. Barlow's ring is now on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame, after having been donated by Barlow's daughter.[2] As well as playing, Barlow also refereed games of the AHAC.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G GP G
1893 Montreal Hockey Club AHAC 7 7 - -
1894 Montreal Hockey Club AHAC 8 8 2 4
1895 Montreal Hockey Club AHAC 8 4 - -
1896 Montreal Hockey Club AHAC 8 5 - -
1897 Montreal Hockey Club AHAC 8 10 - -

Source: Coleman (1966)

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituaries: William Barlow". Montreal Gazette. February 15, 1963. p. 33. 
  2. ^ Burnside, Scott (November 8, 2004). "Artifacts tell a story worth preserving". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Hockey: The Crystals Defeated". Montreal Gazette. February 4, 1893. p. 8. 

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