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Uploaded By: St Louis Hodgson on July 15th, 2020

Vancouver Black Brothers, champions of the Commercial League in 1912–13.

Roster: J. "Chat" McQueen (goaltender); O. Bugg (point); Jack Colley (cover point); Jack Black (captain, rover); Russell Black (left wing); Ian "Babe" Black (center); F. Ward (right wing); Melville Black (spare); G. Dowling (spare); B. Hall (right wing)

Manager: Edwin Ingram Black
President: James Boynton Black
Secretary-Treasurer: William Stanley Black

The Vancouver Black Brothers core consisted of the 7 Black brothers, players Jack (b. 1891), Russell (b. 1888), Ian "Babe" (b. 1895) & spare Melville (b. 1886), and manager Edwin (b. 1884), president James (b. 1879) and secretary-treasurer William (b. 1881). The Black brothers originated from Orillia, Ontario.

In 1913–14 & 1914–15 the Vancouver Black Brothers played in the Vancouver Senior City Hockey League, winning the 1914–15 league title and subsequently losing out in the 1915 Allan Cup playoffs.

For the 1916–17 season the team changed its name to Vancouver Centrals since there were no longer any Black brother playing on the team. John McLean "Jack" Black, captain of the 1913 team, had joined the military forces overseas in WW1 and died on October 27, 1917 while fighting in France.

Sourced from The Daily Province, Feb. 20, 1913 (pg. 10). Credited to Unknown.


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