Irvine Bell Frew - Born August 16, 1907 in Kilsyth, Scotland – Died April 2, 1995 was a professional ice Hockey defenceman.
Frew was born in Scotland, but raised in Calgary, Alberta where he played his minor and junior Hockey. Frew played on the Calgary Canadians which won the 1924 Abbott Cup and went to the 1924 Memorial Cup final, Frew scored a Memorial Cup goal in game 2 on March 28 , but that wasn't enough as the championship went to the Owen Sound Greys.
Frew and the Canadians won the 1926 Abbott Cup, and also the 1926 Memorial Cup championship, which had the first sudden-death game for the Memorial Cup final on March 26.
Frew would turn pro the next season, playing for the Calgary Tigers, which would win both the 1927 Calgary Albertan Trophy as champions of the Prairie Hockey League and the 1927 Merchants Casualty Cup as the Professional Champions of Western Canada.
Frew then joined the Canadian Professional Hockey League / Can-Pro to start the 1927-28 season, and would play for 3 teams (Stratford Nationals 1927-28, Buffalo Bisons & Toronto Millionaires 1928-29) over the next 2 seasons. Frew and the Stratford Nationals were Can-Pro league champions in 1928.
The Can-Pro league changed names to start the 1929-30 season, now called the International Hockey League / IHL, and Frew joined the Cleveland Indians, helping the team win the leagues 1st championship in 1930. Frew played 3 seasons for the Indians.
Partway through the 1932-33 season, Frew joined the Quebec Castors of the Can-Am League. It was here that he caught the attention of the NHL Montreal Maroons who brought him up for 30 games during the 1933-34 season. Frew was then traded to the Ottawa Senators by Montreal with future considerations (Vern Ayres and Normie Smith, October 18, 1934) for Al Shields, September 20, 1934, and then transferred to the St. Louis Eagles after Ottawa franchise relocated, September 22, 1934, playing 48 NHL games in St. Louis.
On October 15, 1935, the Montreal Canadiens in the Dispersal Draft claimed the veteran in the aftermath of St. Louis franchise folding. He played 18 games for the Canadiens that year and spent the rest of his time with the Springfield Indians of the Can-Am League. He remained with the Indians when they joined the newly organized International-American Hockey League / IAHL in 1936-37, playing there until early 1938, when he jumped leagues, and joined the Vancouver Lions of the Pacific Coast Hockey League / PCHL. Frew played 1 more season in the PCHL for the Spokane Clippers, before rejoining the IAHL Springfield Indians for the 1939-40 season.
Irv Frew finished his pro Hockey career with the American Hockey Association / AHA St. Louis Flyers during the 1940-41 season, and helped the team win the 1941 Harry F. Sinclair Trophy as league champions.
- 1924 & 1926 Abbott Cup Champion
- 1926 Memorial Cup Champion
- 1927 Calgary Albertan Trophy Champion
- 1927 Merchants Casualty Cup Champion
- 1928 Canadian Professional Hockey League Champion
- 1930 International Hockey League Champion
- 1941 Harry F. Sinclair Trophy Champion / AHA Champion