Alexander Cup Champions 1953
Canadian Major Senior League Champions
Front Row L to R - Jimmy MacDonald (manager), Harry Butler, Douglas "Dugger" McNeil (playing coach), George Tingley, Bill Watson, Victor Oland, Roy McMeekin.
Middle Row - Carroll "Red" Bloom, Frank King, Bob Bowness, Joe Lepine, Hugh Campbell, Bob Hayes, Bill Ford.
Back Row - Jerry Ead (trainer), Ken Laufman, Don Macgla, Frank Bergeron, Doug MacPhee, Jack "Muckle" Hollett.
After finishing in first place, the Atlantics spanked Sydney 4-1 in games in the semi-finals, setting the stage for a best-of-nine showdown with Charlottetown. When that series reached a ninth game, 6,500 fans jammed the 5,200-seat Halifax Forum to see the climax. They weren’t disappointed.
The Atlantics took the finale to become Canadian major hockey champs, the first national championship for a Halifax franchise since the Wolverines won the Allan Cup in 1935.