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 (SECTION 105) on the 55 yard line and previously to the Bulldogs AHL and OHL hockey teams. 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. ******************************************************************************************


Hamilton Hockey History

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, 1934,1936, 1942 and 1944-1948. The team won the Allan Cup in 1919, 1931 and 1946. Hamilton Tigers (CPHL) ....[Read more about HAMILTON HOCKEY HISTORY by clicking link above]



Hamilton Tigers 1934

Game vs Toronto Nationals, Tues. Jan. 2, 1934

The Spectator headline on Jan. 3 read

"Bengals Upset Nats And Lead Big Group"

"Fitzgerald and Blake Count Goals That Bring 2-1 Victory at Toronto"

Before a woefully empty crowd at Maple Leaf Gardens last night Hamilton's Bengals took over first place in the division with a 2 - 1 victory over the Toronto West Nationals. The close checking of the Nats kept the score low despite repeated assaults by the Yellow and Black on the Toronto net.....
....[Read about Hockey Tigers 1933-34 season by clicking link above]



One of the best Hamilton Tigers teams was the 1935 Senior A team which was invited to represent Canada in the Britsh Empire Hockey Championships in April, 1935. This team was featured in a recent article in the Hamilton Spectator (Dec 2009)....

Times of London reports on the 1935 series

....[Read about Hockey Tigers 1935 in the British Empire Championship by clicking link above]


Hamilton Tigers 1936

Game vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936

The Spectator headline on read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. ....
....[Read about Hockey Tigers 1936 season by clicking link above]


Hamilton Dofascos 1939
Dofascos First Game vs Galt, Nov. 9

"The Spectator headline on Nov. 10 read


"Chisolm-coached Pucksters Score Two in Second and One in Third to Take Down 3-1 Verdict -- Bailley Plays Well"

Before 800 fans in Galt last night the Hamilton Dofasco Red Devils, led by Conick and Barlow and Bailley in goal started the season with a 3-1 trouncing of the Galt Terriers. This trio ... ....[Read about Hamilton Dofascos 1939 season by clicking link above]


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