Chronology of HAMILTON TIGERS HOCKEY SR A OHA TEAM 1934-1935 (researched by John Zablocki)

1935 Hamilton Tigers Hockey logo
  • DEC. 1934 - Season starts with Tigers favoured to win the Ontario championship.
  • FEB. 22 1935 - Tigers #1 player Hector 'Toe' Blake signs with Montreal Maroons' President Tommy Gorman.
  • March, 1935 - Hamilton wins OHA SR A regular season title aned easily defeats Port Colborne 'Sailors' in first 2 game playoff series.
  • March 15, 1935 - Hamilton loses a 2 game playoff series to Toronto 'All Stars'. Game 2 was decisive: Toronto 4 Tigers 1.
  • March 16, 1935 - US Amateur Hockey Federation ijnvites Hamilton to play a 4 game exhibition series in USA. Tigers President William Dowie agrees to 1 game in New York City on March 24, 1935 vs Eastern Hockey League Champs: Brooklyn "Crescents".
  • Sunday March 24, 1935 - Brooklyn defeats Tigers 3 to 2 before 8000 fans! It was a great game! Hamilton goals were scored by Maxie Bennett and Gord Kerr. Tigers then toured New York City.
  • April 3, 1935 - The "C.A.H.A." and the "Tigers" jointly announce an 8 game series in England at Wembley stadium and other sites.
  • April 4, 1935 - President Dowie announces the line-up for the trip. Three regulars could not make the trip: Kerr, Radke and Cliff Chisholm. Two players were added to the roster: "Red Dunn" of the Hamilton "Patricias" and Frank Dunn of the Port Colborne "Sailors".

The following is a list of the players on the trip:

  • Charlie Teno G
  • Wilf Hoch D
  • Jack Howard D
  • "Goney" McGowan C
  • Maxie Bennett W
  • Carl Liscombe W
  • Jim Primeau C
  • Norval Fitzgerald W
  • "Red" Dunn D
  • Frank Dunn W
  • Coach: George Redding
The British Ice Hockey Federation covered the team's expenses. 1935 ship M. V. Brittanic
  • Mon. April 8, 1935 - "Tigers" sail from new York to Southampton(10 days) on the White Star Liner "Britannic". It was a very rough trip and they arrived 2 days late. Due to the late arrival, the 8 game series is cut back to 7 games.
  • Thurs. April 18, 1935 - At Wembley Stadium the "Tigers" defeat Wembley "Canadians" 2 to 1. Hamilton goals by jack Howard and N. Fitzgerald.
  • Learn more about the 1935 Hamilton Tigers trip to England by clicking the link below.

    Hockey Tigers 1935 in Britain

    1935 ship M. V. Brittanic

    Tigers players on ship returning home

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