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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on October 13th, 2013

Harold Macarius Hyland (b. January 2, 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - d. August 8, 1969) was a Canadian Professional Ice Hockey forward who played for the Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Wanderers, New Westminster Royals and Ottawa Senators.

Harry was one of the great stars in the early years of Professional Hockey
Harry Hyland played his early Hockey with the Montreal Gaelics, St. Ann's, and then Shamrocks.
He was still young enough to play junior Hockey when he turned professional with the Shamrocks during the 1908-09 season. A fast skater with a powerful shot, he scored two goals in his professional debut against Quebec.
Hyland joined the Montreal Wanderers for 1909-10 season and was a major part of the Wanderers Stanley Cup championship.
The season of 1909-10 also saw Hyland as a member of the Minto Cup champion Montreal Shamrocks lacrosse team.

In 1911-12 he joined the New Westminster Royals of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and was named to the PCHA First All-Star team. The team was notable as it was the inaugural champion of the PCHA when the league first started out in 1912. It would be the only league championship the Royals would earn. Hyland would finish 2nd in scoring with 26 goals in 15 games - Newsy Lalonde was 1st with 27 goals.
He also played on another Minto Cup championship lacrosse team with the New Westminster Salmonbellies in 1912.

Hyland returned to the Wanderers the following season and scored eight goals in a single game on January 27, 1913 in a 10-6 Montreal victory over Quebec Bulldogs. He remained with the Wanderers until the team was dissolved in January 1918 when a fire destroyed the Westmount Arena.

He finished his playing career as a member of the Ottawa Senators after being claimed in the NHL Dispersal Draft of Wanderers players. Hyland was named playing coach. He retired the following year.

Harry Hyland was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962
Hyland scored 4 goals in the 1st ever NHL game on December 19, 1917

Sourced from City of Vancouver Archives.


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