Hockey Gods



Uploaded By: St Louis Hodgson on January 30th, 2023

Grand'Mere Hockey Club in 1910–11 with the championship trophy of the Eastern Section of the Interprovincial Amateur Hockey Union (IPAHU).

Grand'Mere HC won the Eastern Section of the IPAHU in 1910–11 but eventually lost in the IPAHU finals to the Ottawa New Edinburghs of the Central Section 9 goals to 16 (5-7, 4-9) over two games on March 11 and 15, 1911.

The team's biggest star offensively was right winger Harry McLaughlin who turned down offers to turn professional with the Quebec Bulldogs and the Toronto Ontarios of the National Hockey Association (NHA) in 1912–13 and 1913–14.

Roster: Frank Gauthier (goal), Dave Ritchie, Joseph Dostaler, Everett "Mandy" Lay, Tommy Church (Cpt.), Harry McLaughlin, Michael Hubbard, Norbert Pinard, Aime Lamarche, Adelard Bordeleau

Grand'Mere's forward/defenseman Dave Ritchie is famous for having scored the first ever goal in National Hockey League (NHL) history which he did on December 19, 1917 with the Montreal Wanderers against the Toronto Arenas. He also played with the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, Quebec Athletic Club and Montreal Canadiens in the NHL.

Sourced from McCord Museum. Credited to Unknown.


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