Bert Corbeau Hockey Card
William Paterson V-145-1 Set
Toronto St. Patricks
1923 / 24
1923 V145-1 Hockey card fronts feature a sepia-tinted player picture. A thin black line divides the photo from the white border area. Below the photo is a card number, along with the player's name, team and league designation. The backs are blank.
There are 40 cards in the 1923 V145-1 Hockey set representing four NHL teams. Players are grouped by team, with Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton making up the set.
Although there is no indication as to who produced the V145 set, the accepted theory is that Canadian confectioner William Patterson, Ltd issued it.
Bertram Orian Corbeau
Born February 9, 1894 in Penetanguishene, Ontario - Died September 21, 1942 in Ontario, Canada
Corbeau played junior Hockey for the Penetang Hockey Club from 1910 until 1912, when he moved up to the Penetang intermediate team. Corbeau signed as a professional with the Halifax Crescents in 1913, playing one season before signing with the Montreal Canadians in 1914. Corbeau would be a member of the Canadiens until October 1922 when he was traded to the Hamilton Tigers for cash. In December 1923, he became a member of the Toronto St. Pats as part of a trade. He stayed with the Toronto franchise and was one of the original Toronto Maple Leafs before being waived in October 1927. He then played two seasons in the minor Canadian Professional Hockey League with Toronto Ravinia and the London Panthers before retiring as a player.
From 1928 to 1929 he coached the Panthers and then for a decade was an NHL referee. Corbeau then returned to coaching with the Atlantic City Sea Gulls of the Eastern Hockey League from 1939 to 1942.
Corbeau was a member of the Montreal Canadiens first Stanley Cup championship team in 1916
Corbeau was the first player to play for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 1926–27 season, he became the first player to record 100 minutes in penalties in one season.
Corbeau is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.