February 5, 1904|
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Died||December 26, 1944(aged 40)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
Fort Pitt Hornets
Niagara Falls Cataracts
Rennison Flint "Ren, Dinny" Manners (February 5, 1904 in Ottawa, Ontario – December 26, 1944) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played two seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Quakers.
In 1922-23 Manners played for, managed, and coached the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets, of the United States Amateur Hockey Association, leading the team to a 10-10 record. He was then relieved of his coaching duties by Yellow Jackets owner, Roy Schooley, in favor of Dick Carroll, who had coached the Toronto Arenas to the Stanley Cup in 1918 That following season, the Yellow Jackets won the USAHA title. The Yellow Jackets were so dominant by 1925 that they spun off another Pittsburgh team, named the Fort Pitt Hornets, who played in the Eastern Division. Following the Yellow Jackets' 1923-24 season, Manners joined crosstown Fort Pitt Hornets. In 1926–27 he returned home to play for the senior Montagnards and led the city league in goals two years later.
During the 1929-30 season, Manners first played in the NHL, as he returned to Pittsburgh in 1929-30 to play for the Pirates, collecting three goals and two assists in 33 games. He then became a member of the Quakers when the franchise was relocated in September 1930. Manners only played four games for the Philadlephia club and spent most of his time with the Niagara Falls Cataracts of the Ontario Professional Hockey League. In 1931, he was reinstated as an amateur and played in a few leagues in the Ottawa area before joining the Montagnards for one last season in 1933–34. Manners later coached the revived Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets from 1935 until 1937, who were by now members of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League. The Yellow Jackets finally folded in 1937, and Manners' career ended. He died on December 26, 1944, when he collapsed while waiting for a streetcar.
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- Rennison Manners career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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- Rennison Manners player profile at NHL.com
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