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Memorable Manitobans: Victor “Chick” Zamick (1926-2007)

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Born at Winnipeg on 16 August 1926, he played for two seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Winnipeg Air Cadets, Winnipeg Monarchs, and St. Boniface Athletics. He later played in the American Hockey League and Ontario Hockey Association before moving to England in 1947, where he played with the Nottingham Panthers. He won seven scoring titles in 11 seasons, was a ten-time All-Star, and the first man in British ice hockey history to score over 1,000 goals. In 1958, he took a coaching position at Geneva, Switzeland, later returning to England to play. He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He died at London, England on 8 October 2007.

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We thank Ivan Saxton for providing additional infomation used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 November 2014

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