Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on September 20th, 2018

Charles Henry Sands - Born May 23, 1910 in Fort William, Ontario – Died April 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California was a professional Hockey right winger/centre & coach.

Sands played his senior Hockey with the Port Arthur Ports from 1929 to 1932, and then turned pro with the IHL Syracuse Stars to start the 1932-33 season.

Sands played his first NHL Hockey in the spring of 1933 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and also played in 9 playoff games for the Maple Leafs, scoring 2 goals, 2 assists in 9 games, helping them reach the 1933 Stanley Cup finals. Sands then played for the Maple Leafs during the 1933-34 season, and was selected to the 1934 NHL All-Star Game (Ace Bailey Benefit Game).

The Boston Bruins traded for Sands for cash, May 12, 1934, where he started the 1934-35 season. Sands played for the Bruins for 5 seasons, having a career high 18 goals during the 1936-37 season, and was part of their 1939 Stanley Cup championship team.

Sands was then traded to the Montréal Canadiens with Ray Getliffe for Herb Cain, October 10, 1939, and played in Montreal for 4 seasons from 1939 to 1943.

Sands played his final NHL Hockey with the New York Rangers during the 1943-44 season, and wrapped up his professional Hockey career in the Pacific Coast Hockey League with the Pasadena Panthers as a player/coach (1944-45), Los Angeles Monarchs (1945-46), Fresno Falcons (1946).

While in California, Sands was part of the Hollywood movie "Gay Blades" doing background scenes as a Hockey player.


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