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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on December 29th, 2013

Calgary Stampeders - Allan Cup Champions 1946

Team Roster
Sid "Tiny" Craddock, Julian Sawchuk, Pete Slobodian, Bert Paxton, Joe Fisher, Arthur Michaluk, Archie Wilder, Bob Brownridge, Doug Cairns, Ken "Red" Hunter, Dunc Grant, Doug French, Russ Dertell, Tony Desmarais, Napoleon "Bunny" Dame

Coach - Jack Arbour
Manager - Dave Duchak
Trainer - Bill Pearson

The 1945–46 Stampeders were a powerhouse in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League (WCSHL). Led by Ken "Red" Hunter's then senior-amateur record 81 points, the Stamps finished first overall in the WCSHL with a 28–7–1 record, earning a bye into the league championship where they quickly dispatched the Edmonton Flyers four games to one. The Stamps then faced the Winnipeg Orioles for the Prairie championship. While Winnipeg's coach predicted his team would sweep Calgary in three games, it was instead the Stampeders who eliminated Winnipeg in three by scores of 5–1, 10–2 and 8–2.

In the Western Canada final, the Stampeders once again easily handled their opponents, this time, the Trail Smoke Eaters. After tying the first two games, Calgary won the next two by 7–3 and 4–2 scores to reach the Allan Cup final against the Hamilton Tigers.

The series almost never happened. With the tournament scheduled to be held out west, the Hamilton players considered forgoing the Allan Cup final as the $6 per day they were offered for the trip was not enough to be able to take time off from their jobs. The Tigers did make the trip, however, and were easily dispatched by the Stampeders in five games, winning the fifth game by a 1–0 score in Edmonton before a crowd of 6,000.

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