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 Patricias Sr. B hockey 1934-35

Hamilton also had an excellent Senior B hockey team in 1934 featuring well-known stars such as Bill Dinning and Red Dunn. At the end of the season, Red Dunn was invited to play for the Sr. A Hamilton Tiger team that represented Canada in the 1935 British Empire games.

Hamilton Patricias Sr. B hockey season 1934-35

The Spectator headline on Feb.1 read

"Pats Swamp Western In Senior B. Battle"

"Gain 4 Points in O. H. A. Race With 6 to 0 Triumph Last Night "

In a rough game with the timber flying recklessly, the Pats thumped the Westerners with ease.
One of Patricias' stars last night was rugged defenceman "Red" Dunn, who in addition to scoring the only goal in the second period....

....[Read about Hamilton Patricia's 1934-35 season by clicking link above]


Hamilton Tigers 1933-34

Game 1 vs Toronto Nationals, Fri. Nov. 10, 1933

The Spectator headline on Nov. 11 read

"Tigers Impressive in Opening Victory"

"Show Brilliant Plays in Defeating West Toronto Nationals 4 to 3"

Before an eager crowd at the Barton Street Arena last night the tigers opened their season with a victory over over the Nats by a score of 4-3. ....[Read about Hockey Tigers 1933-34 season by clicking link above]


Hamilton Tigers 1934-35

Game 1 Playoff Series vs Torontos, Thurs. Mar.7 1935

The Spectator headline on Mar.8 read

"O.H.A. Finalists Are Unable to Score in Opening Title Clash"

"Tigers and Torontos Battle Seventy Minutes Without Registering "

"Many Missed Scoring Chances Mark Hamilton Team's Hard Efforts "

Prolific scorers during the regular season, the Bengals were held scoreless last night at the arena despite a dominant effort highlighted by many missed scoring opportunities. This means the next two games of the series will be played in Toronto. Andy Goldie was at his best as he stopped an overwhelming number of unbelievable scoring chances by the Tigers who were playing without star Toe Blake.

....[Read about Hockey Tigers 1934-35 season and trip to British Empire Hockey Championship by clicking link above]


Hamilton Tigers 1935-36

Game vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936

The Spectator headline 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 1935-36 season by clicking link above]


Hamilton Dofascos 1939-40
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 1939-40 season by clicking link above]


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