players meant I had linked to their bios
on www.hockeydb. com.
which was reorganized in 2008 causing many links not to work but their bios can be found at www.hockeydb.com
Expansion of this list and further details on those listed is gladly welcome.
I posted here only that of which I have documentation on hand and most of that is from flyers for hockey schools.
- Atkinson, Harley from Grand Prairie, Alberta.
- Begin, Noel
- Brewster, Art would be about 74 years old in 1999. Was from Massachusetts and told me once he had played in many 'hatchet industrial' leagues across Canada. Was the illustrator for Kings program covers and for L.A. area sports pages. Refereed and coached kids hockey in the '60's. Lived in Westminster, California.
- Mike Byers, L.A.Kings, N.E. Whalers, etc.
- Campbell, Clay
- Carson, Red, from Cornwall, Quebec, played defense Cornwall Calumets
- Ed Chiaverini in L.A. Senior Kings uniform. As kids, he and his younger brother Doug moved from Rhode Island to S. California.
- Al Checco,President Southern California Oldtimers Hockey Association (per March 27, 1984 article, L.A. Times)
- Frank Dunnigan, Ottawa Canada, juniors. Long Beach (Calif) Gulls in 1963 and briefly with the Los Angeles Blades in 1964. Coached the successful Pasadena-Burbank Juniors of the L.A. Junior Hockey League, placing fourth in the Nationals in San Diego in 1970.
- "Duke" Edmundson, 12 years a pro, Montreal Canadians one year, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 years, (2 Stanley Cup series) plus Springfield, Cincinnatti and San Francisco.
- Flanigan, Mike from Cornwall, Ontario, a center with Junior Canadiens, played senior with the Canadian Army Team (along with Baz Bastien, Jack Riley (of Pittsburgh, not West Point), Punch Imlach, coached the Cornwall Pontiacs (seniors)
- Gord Garant reputedly played European pro for 16 years.
- Fred Hildebrand, St. Catherines Teepees, 10 years 'semi-pro' with Charlottetown, Victoria, Chatham and Windsor. 10 years coaching minor teams in Southern California. First coach of Chapman College Hockey, Orange, California in the mid '60's.
- Kennedy, Ron
- Gordie King from North Bay Ontario,Michigan State, 1951-55 and around Los Angeles for years. Coached kids in the '60's.
- Lane, David, from the Maritimes, played for senior teams in the '60's-'70's.
- La Bere, Dan, had try out with Buffalo Sabers in early ''70's, played minor and senior hockey around L.A.
- Logan, Ray 'Scotty', Director, 1975, Pacific-Southwest Hockey League, born in Scotland, Long time organizer, coach and occasional player with L.A. Bruins. I have a Feb 6, 1975 L.A. Times article by Earl Gustkey on Scotty Logan's Orange County Bruins with comments also from Duke Edmundson, John Donovan, Dick Sieminski, Gord Garant and Mick Nahan.
- MacDonald, Buddy
- McFarlane, Ken
- McKinnon, Buddy, played for coaches, Johnny Quilty, Red Gravelle,and Rene Beauchamp. Teams were; Junior A at Cape Breton and Ottawa, 6 years on the Canadian Air Force team in Europe, playing on the Belgian National Team at the 1958 World Competition in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Played defense for Bakersfield-L.A. Bruins in the late '60's and early '70's. Helped coached boys born in 1960-61 who later were on the U.S. National Junior B Champs team from L.A.
- Moore, Ross, Bantam to Junior in Quebec, Lachine Rapids and Verdun Junior A 1945-47, Los Angeles Arrows '50-'54, West Covina Flyers '75-'79, Ottawa Old Stars '76-'80, L.A. Senior Kings '79-'89, Ottawa Olde Timers 1989-2002 , San Francisco Old Flyers 2002-04, Hollywood Stars European Hockey Classic 1990, Vancouver Canucks Seniors '98-'99, Victoria Playmakers 200-02, Central Ontario 2005, Ontario Parksville Panthers 1991-2008 Ross told me on June 3, 2010 that in about 1955 hockey guys formed a four team roller skates hockey league, played in roller rinks, teams were Torrance, Burbank, Paramount and Hollywood. Dick Lane had them on Channel 11 and interviewed them a lot, mainly Ross but he almost never let Ross finish a sentence. Ross had a tool shop put aerospace quality bearings in his skate wheels so he was the fastest till the whole team got them. They won a lot. They played doubleheaders on Sunday nights for two years.
- Rayfield, Pete, California Senior League '60's and '70's. Starred in Southampton, England, mid '50's for the Wembley Terriers in the amateur Southern Intermediate League. Then two seasons for Wembley Lions(west London), semi-pro English National League, player-coach in Switzerland, represented England in several games against British based clubs and played for England v USA in a challenge match at Southampton in February 1956.
- Reddin, Biff. Was involved in some rinks in S. California in the early '80's. Lived in Newport Beach.
- Ernie Rucks, from Drumheller, Alberta, where he played minor hockey, Junior A for Medicine Hat Tigers, Western Canada Junior Hockey League, property of Vancouver Canucks for 2 years after Junior A's. Penticton Vees, 4 years, 52-53 Allen Cup finalists for Canadian Amateur Championship, 53-54 Allan Cup Winners, 54-55 World Championship winners over Russians in Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne and Krefeld, Germany. 1955 Penticton Vees - World Champions cited on the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame website, 4 years Rec Director, Head Coach, Minor and Senior Hockey, Prince George, B.C. coached Concordia College, Moorehead, MN. Attended U. Cal-Long Beach, played for Long Beach Gulls, 62-63. Concordia website sports history has this; "Student coach Don Brose led the 1961-1962 hockey team to a sixth place finish in the MIAC.
Available scores were:
Concordia 1 St. John’s 5
Concordia 4 Gustavus 1
Concordia 0 Macalester 12
Concordia 1 St. Mary’s 8
Concordia 2 Augsburg 6
Concordia 4 St. Thomas 7
Those on the roster were Dick Chenoweth, Rollie Mann, Jim L’Heureux, Jack Riedel, Roger Hesby, Tom Halverson, Rick Torgerson, Murray Bergman, Merv Thompson, Dave Anderson, Charlie Sundeen, Pete Ketola, Mel Soderberg, Ernie Rucks and Bill Bossman."
- Sieminski, Dick, played Div 1, NCAA, RPI Engineers New York. 1960-61, 1959-60, and 1958-59. Source: RPI Hockey History And L.A. Bruins seniors in the late '60's, early '70's.
- Watson, Kenny, product of Edmonton Junior hockey. Was 6 years in Toronto Maple Leafs organization, including one year with the Western League, Los Angeles Monarchs. Expert stick handler and playmaker, winning several scoring championships.
- Whitsell, Bill
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