Winnipeg Maroons (ice hockey)

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The Winnipeg Maroons were a Canadian senior ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 1964 team beat the Woodstock Athletics 4 straight games - 5-0, 7-1, 5-0, and 5-3. It was Maroons third appearance in four years in Allen Cup finals. After losing to Galt Terriers in 1962 and Windsor Bulldogs in 1963, they were not to be denied in 1964. The Maroons were overpowering in their championship quest in 1964, winning 12 of their 13 playoff games and outscoring their rivals 79 - 32 with veteran Ross Parke leading the team in scoring with 26 points. Eggie Kukulowicz with 22 points, and Elliot Chorley with 19 points. Another veteran, Chuck Lumsden, scored the winning goal and Ross Parke the last goal of the Allen Cup playoff finals. Two keen Maroon players, Fred Dunsmore and Reg Abbot missed the playoffs due to injuries. This 1964 Maroon Club were true amateurs as no players were paid and home game venues went to Winnipeg charities. The Maroons also played approximately twelve games against the Russian, Czechoslovakian, Swedish and USA national teams in Winnipeg. The Maroons held their own against such fine teams even though the players were all from Winnipeg - ( not an all-star team from players all over Canada). Finally the "piece de resistance", in recognition of the Maroons outstanding record, the CAHA in 1965 asked the team to give up its identity and become Canada's First National Team.

The team roster was: Reg Abbott, Gary Aldcorn, Terry Ball, Sheldon Bloomer, Dick Braun, Ron Castelane, Elliot Chorley, Don Collins, Murray Couch, Mike Daski, Gord Dibley, Fred Dunsmore, Ron Farnfield, Bernie Grebinsky, Al Johnson, Bill Johnson, Lou Joyal, Leo Konyk, Julian Klymkiw, Aggie Kukulowicz, Ron Kullman, Chuck Lumsden, Jim MacKenzie, Tom Marshall, Ross Parke, John Russell, Danny Summers, Terry Hind, President, Bud Holohan (G.M.), Gord Simpson (Coach). The general manager was Charles "Chas" Maddin, father of filmmaker Guy Maddin, who profiled the Maroons in his semi-documentary film My Winnipeg.

The 1964 Winnipeg Maroons were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.

In 1967, the Maroons relocated to St. Boniface and became the St. Boniface Mohawks.[1]

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  1. ^ "St. Boniface Mohawks" (in French). Association for Manitoba Archives. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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