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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas W. “Tom” Rendall (1933-2002)

Engineer, hockey player.

Born at Winnipeg in 1933, he played juvenile and junior hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs. In 1954 he received a hockey scholarship to play for the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering (1957). He was a three-time all-American, played on the university’s team in the 1954, 1955, 1956 NCAA Championships and was named to the all-star team each year. In 1997, he was recognized for his NCAA contributions by being named one of the best 21 players in the first 50 years of NCAA hockey tournament history. He spent two years with the Brighton Tigers of the British Ice Hockey League playing in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Finland, Austria, and Sweden. In 1960, he returned to Canada and worked as an engineer for the Canada Cement Company in Winnipeg, Industrial Development Bank in Saskatoon, Bovay Engineering in Spokane, and for over 30 years owned and operated Travel Guide International, Inc. He played senior hockey for 15 seasons with the Allen Cup finalist Winnipeg Maroons (1961), Saskatoon Quakers, and the Allen Cup-winning Spokane Jets (1970, 1972). He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He died at Spokane, Washington on 7 April 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 2002.

Tom Rendall, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 January 2017

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