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Manitoba Organization: Victoria Hockey Club

This Winnipeg-based hockey club was formed in 1890. It captured the Stanley Cup, then awarded in recognition of amateur championship, in February 1896 and February 1901. Some members of the club through the years were as follows:

Member

Position

Year(s)

Gerald Bate Aldous (1885-1946)

?

?

J. E. Aldous

Centre

1910-1911

Donald Henderson “Dan” Bain (1874-1962)

Centre, Captain, Honorary President

1894-1912

Basil G. Baker

Goal

1910-1911

H. Baker

?

1911-1912

Ralph Dennistoun Baker (1895-1960)

?

1911-1912

Fred Bawlf

Left Wing

1910-1912

William Richard Bawlf (1881-1972)

Vice-President

1910-1912

Ralph Keir Beairsto (1884-1950)

?

?

Charles S. “Charlie” Belcher

Rover

1910-1912

John Robinson Benson (1876-1952)

?

1896-1898

C. Boswell

?

1896-1897

Arthur J. “Art” Brown

Goal

1900-1901

H. Bruce

?

1897-1897

Frederick Todd Cadham (1880-1961)

Spare, Forward, Captain

1900-1903

Francis Caldwell

Centre

1910-1912

C. J. “Toat” Campbell

Left Wing

1896-1900

G. A. Carruthers

?

1900-1901

J. Carter

Vice-President

1897-1898

Abram Code (1868-1928)

Vice-President

1896-1897

S. Dion

?

1911-1912

Magnus L. Flett

Cover Point

1900-1907

Roderick McLeod “Roddy” Flett (1873-1927)

Point

1896-1903

H. Fowler

Point

1910-1912

Anthony B. “Tony” Gingras

Right Wing

1897-1903

Michael “Mike” Grant

Cover Point

1896

John Crichton “Jack” Green-Armytage (1872-1943)

Captain, Coach, Forward, President

1892-1901

Frederick Turner “Fred” Higginbotham (c1867-1896)

Point

1892-1896

Martin “Mart” Hooper

Trainer

1899-1901

Thomas A. “Addie” Howard

Forward, Captain

1892-1898

L. Howe

?

1896-1897

Charles W. “Charlie” Johnstone

Rover, Cover Point

1896-1902

William “Billy” Kean

?

1903

A. H. Logan

Secretary-Treasurer

1896-1897

J. Marshall

Spare

1900-1901

Bruce McBean (1873-1959)

?

?

John K. “Jack” McCulloch (1872-1918)

Counter Point and Vice President

1892-1893

George Henry “Whitey” Merritt (c1860-1916)

Goal, President

1892-1900

Leslie M. “Les” Moffatt

Cover, Captain

1910-1912

Claude Wearing Nash (1879-?)

Vice-President

1910-1912

Edward B. Nixon (1858-1918)

President

1896-1897

F. J. Olsen

?

1903

J. D. Pratt

President

1910-1912

Walter Pratt Jr.

?

1900-1901

Claude C. Robinson

Secretary-Treasurer

1910-1912

W. E. Robinson

Captain, Secretary-Treasurer

1896-1901

Robert George Rogers (1889-1945)

?

?

W. N. Roxburgh

Centre

1899-1900

S. Macdonald

?

1896-1897

Frederick Scanlon

?

1902-1903

G. H. Stead

Assistant Secretary

1910-1912

A. A. Strang

?

1896-1897

Harry Sullivan

Trainer

1910-1912

C. K. Temple

Forward

1892-1893

J. C. Thomson

Forward

1892-1895

John Calder Waugh (1874-1930)

Secretary-Treasurer

1892-1895

J. White

?

1896-1897

Henry Walter Whitla (1874-1956)

Secretary-Treasurer

1897-1898

G. A. Wickson

Right Wing

1910-1912

E. Burke Wood

Left Wing

1900-1902

See also:

“An Immense Hold in the Public Estimation:” The First Quarter Century of Hockey in Manitoba, 1886-1911 by Morris Mott
Manitoba History, Number 43, Spring / Summer 2002

Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Falcons

“Flawed games, splendid ceremonies: The hockey matches of the Winnipeg Vics, 1890-1903” by Morris Mott, Prairie Forum, 10(1): 169-187, 1985.

Sources:

We gratefully acknowledge information from the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame used to compile this page.

We thank Dave Benson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2017

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