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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on June 23rd, 2014

William Beattie Ramsay when he played for The University of Toronto 1921

William Beattie Ramsay (Born December 12, 1895 in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada – Died September 30, 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a Canadian ice Hockey defenceman.

Ramsay was first noticed in 1915 while playing for the University of Toronto Junior Hockey Team that Had won the Junior O.H.A, Championship & the J. Ross Robertson Cup. A young Conn Smythe was captain of that team.

After the 1915 Hockey season, Ramsay, Smythe and all of his teammates enlisted in the army and airforce to fight in World War One. Ramsay served with the Royal Flying Corps in Italy.

After the war, Ramsay returned to the University of Toronto, and joined the Senior Hockey Team in 1919, being named Team Captain for two of the three seasons he played there. During this time, the University Senior Hockey Team won the Intercollegiate Championship (The Queen's Cup) three times, and the 1921 Allan Cup Championship after a undefeated season.

In 1922-23 the coaching job was taken over by Ramsay who had the task of rebuilding the team. The season was one of the best in the history of Varsity.

Ramsay then joined the Toronto Granites for the 1923-24 season where he and the Granites represented Canada at the 1st Winter Olympic Ice Hockey games. The Granites / Team Canada would win the Gold Medal, and set Olympic Hockey records that will never be broken. Ramsay scored 10 goals and 6 assists in the Olympic tournament, including 3 goals vs the Czechoslovakia Team, 5 vs Sweden and 2 vs Switzerland.

Ramsay also refereed 2 games at the 1924 Winter Olympics - France / Great Britain and France / USA games.

After the Winter Olympic games, Ramsay coached 2 seasons for the Princeton University Tigers, who were Ivy League champions.

The Toronto Maple Leafs then signed Ramsay for 1 season 1927-28 in the NHL where he had 2 assists in 43 games played.

After playing in his only NHL season, Ramsay coached the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan league, then continued his coaching career with the Prince Albert Mintos from 1932-1934, and the Regina Aces from 1934-1936.

Ramsay would be the President of the Regina Pats from 1946 to 1952.

Sourced from http://heritage.utoronto.ca.

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