HAMILTON HOCKEY TIGERS EARLY DAYS



My name is John Dunn (jd) and I am a semi-retired mathematics teacher and an ardent Hamilton hockey and football fan. I have season's tickets to the Ticats (Box I) on the 55 yard line and also to the Bulldogs AHL hockey team. The main intent of this blog is to provide a forum for people who are interested in the Hamilton Tigers teams of yesteryear, in particular the teams before 1950, to exchange stories or pictures about the teams or players of those precious years. Much of my motivation for this project, I must admit, comes from the fact that my father Jimmy "RED" Dunn played for the Hamilton football Tigers and the Hamilton hockey Tigers in the 1930's and 1940's. He followed this with a career refereeing in the AHL and as a linesman in the NHL. You can see him in the picture of the 1935 Hamilton Tigers hockey team in the top bar of this intoductory page (back row - left) as well as other pictures posted in the accompanying blog. Blog posts will include the two championship teams of 1935, the Football Tigers who won the Eastern Canada championship and the Hockey Tigers who travelled to England and won the British Empire championship. Also included will be the story of Hamilton's NHL team in the years 1921 to 1925 and player profiles (football and hockey) and anecdotes from the Tigers early days. Jimmie Simpson, football star of this era will also be featured including peictures and stories written by Jimmie Simpson Jr. You may email me with coments/pictures/programs etc. using the contact us link at the top right of this page.

HAMILTON TIGERS HISTORY

HAMILTON HOCKEY TIGERS EARLY DAYS

Other Hamilton Tigers teams

The OHA Tigers At the time, the city had another Tigers hockey team. Hamilton's senior amateur OHA Senior A League team was also named the Tigers and also wore the same colours and were just as popular. When the newspapers reported about "the Tigers" it was usually in reference to the amateurs, the NHLers were called "the Professionals." The senior Tigers continued into the 1950s, winning the OHA championship in 1919, 1931, 1934, 1942 and 1944?1948. The team won the Allan Cup in 1919, 1931 and 1946. Hamilton Tigers (CPHL) After the players were sold to New York, the Tigers were dormant for the 1925-26 season. For 1926-27 the Tigers name was revived as a professional team in the Canadian Professional Hockey League. The professional Tigers survived until 1930, including a change to the then-International Hockey League. In 1930, the Tigers were sold and transferred to Syracuse, New York to become the Syracuse Stars. In 1940, the Stars were sold and transferred to Buffalo, New York to become the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League (AHL).

1945-1946 at Regina, Calgary, Edmonton & Saskatoon

Calgary Stampeders defeat the Hamilton Tigers 4-1
Hamilton Tigers 2 at Calgary Stampeders 6
Hamilton Tigers 1 at Calgary Stampeders 6
Hamilton Tigers 3 at Calgary Stampeders 4
Hamilton Tigers 3 at Calgary Stampeders 1

Hamilton Tigers 0 at Calgary Stampeders 1

1930-1931 at Winnipeg
Winnipeg 'pegs defeat the Hamilton Tigers 2-0
Hamilton Tigers 1 at Winnipeg 'pegs 2

1918-1919 At Toronto
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers defeat Winnipeg Selkirk 7-6 Two game total goal series
Hamilton Tigers 6 Winnipeg Selkirk 1
Winnipeg Selkirk 5 Hamilton Tigers 1

SENIOR AAA SERIES
*1921 University of Toronto ? Granites 7? 3
*1922 Granites ? Aura Lee A.C. 16? 5
*1923 Granites ? Hamilton A.A.A. 6? 4
1924 Hamilton A.A.A. ? Stratford 4? 3
1925 Niagara Falls ? Peterboro 5? 3
1926 Peterboro ? London 7? 5
*1927 University of Toronto Grads ? Kitchener 9? 3
1928 Kitchener-Waterloo ? University of Toronto 5? 4
1929 University of Toronto ? Queen?s University 9? 5
1930 University of Toronto ? Nationals (Toronto) 3? 2
1931 Hamilton ? Port Colborne 5? 3
*1932 Toronto Nationals ? Port Colborne 4? 1
1933 Niagara Falls ? Port Colborne (games) 2? 1
1934 Hamilton ? Niagara Falls (games) 2? 0
1935 Toronto H.C. ? Hamilton (games) 2? 0
1936 Hamilton ? Niagara Falls (games) 2? 0
1937 Toronto Dominions ? Goodyears (games) 3? 2
1938 Goodyears ? Port Colborne (games) 3? 1
1939 Goodyears ? Oshawa (games) 3? 0
1940 Goodyears ? St. Catharines (games) 3? 0
1941 Marlboros ? St. Catharines (games) 4? 2
1942 Hamilton ? St. Catharines (games) 3? 1
1943 Toronto R.C.A.F. ? Toronto Navy (games) 3? 1
1944 Hamilton ? St. Catharines (games) 4? 1
1945 Hamilton ? St. Catharines (games) 4? 1
1946 Hamilton ? Staffords (games) 4? 1
1947 Hamilton ? Owen Sound (games) 3? 2
1948 Hamilton ? Kitchener (games) 4? 1
1949 Marlboros ? Kitchener-Waterloo (games) 4? 2
*1950 Marlboros ? Kitchener (games) 4? 2
*1951 Owen Sound ? Sarnia (games) 4? 2
1952 Stratford ? Owen Sound (games) 4? 3
*1953 Kitchener ? Owen Sound (games) 4? 2
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