Elmer Ferdinand Piper - Born October 9, 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Died February 12, 1974 in High River, Alberta was a Canadian ice Hockey defenceman and coach.
Piper was a champion ice Hockey player with the Saskatoon Quakers, winning the Patton Trophy, Van Valkenberg Cup and Sunrise Trophy Winners in 1933.
The Quakers and Piper would go on to win the 1934 World Ice Hockey Championship in Milan, Italy.
Piper joined the North Battleford Beavers for the 1934-35 season as a player / coach, helping the team win the 1935 Saskatchewan Senior Hockey Championship and the Western Canadian Senior Hockey Championship.
Piper turned to coaching full time with the West Kootenay Hockey League Trail Smoke Eaters, coaching the Smoke Eaters to the 1938 B.C. Senior Hockey championship and the Savage Cup, the Western Canadian Senior Hockey Championship, and the coveted 1938 Allan Cup Championship.
Piper then coached the Alberta Senior Hockey League Turner Valley Oilers for the 1938-39 season, spending 3 seasons as the teams coach. Piper later coached the Baltimore Orioles for the their final season as a Hockey team in the 1941-42 season.