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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on September 9th, 2016

Wilfred Spence Field - Born April 29, 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died March 17, 1979 was a professional ice Hockey defenceman.

Field played all his minor and junior in Winnipeg, and played two years with the local Monarchs of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, helping the Monarchs win the MJHL Turnbull Cup and the Memorial Cup championship in 1935.

Field turned pro with the IAHL's Providence Reds in 1935-36 season. He was called up by the New York Americans for his first two NHL games in 1936-37 but other wise spent two more years in the minors waiting for a chance at the big leagues.

Field helped anchor the Americans' defence for four seasons, including 1941-42 when the team played one last year in Brooklyn. During World War II he skated with the RCAF teams in Winnipeg RCAF and the Calgary RCAF Mustangs as well as the Ottawa Commandos. On September 11, 1943, he rights were transferred from the defunct Americans franchise to the Montreal Canadiens in the Special Dispersal Draw. Field played nine games with the Canadiens then was loaned to the weak Chicago Black Hawks for the remainder of the 1944-45 season. He played 39 games in the Windy City.

Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Frank Eddolls, Ken Mosdell and cash for the loan of Lorrain Thibeault, October 24, 1945., and then signed with the AHL's Buffalo Bisons for the next three years, helping them win the AHL Calder Cup championship in 1946.

Field then played for the Houston Huskies of the United States Hockey League / USHL in the 1948-49 season, then rejoined the Bisons for the 1949-50 season, before going back to the USHL, this time with the Kansas City Royals during the 1950-51 season.

Field then coached the Troy Uncle Sam Trojans of the EHL for one season before retiring in 1953.

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