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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on February 9th, 2024

Toronto Wellingtons
Toronto Wellington Hockey Club
The Iron Dukes

- J. Ross Robertson Cup Senior Champions 1900
Ontario Hockey Association / OHA Senior Champions 1900

Team Roster
Front Row L to R - Alex "Allie" Warden, Irv Ardagh, Charles "Chummy" Hill.

Middle Row - Warren Darling, George Chadwick (captain), A. Miln (manager), Worts Smart, Harry "Dutchy" Morison (goalie).

Top Row - Dr. F. Winnett (honorary president), M.H. Irish (honorary vice-president), Gilbert Lemaitre, George McKay, Charlie Pringle, Arthur Ardagh (patron), A.F. Rutter (president).

The Toronto Wellingtons defeated Peterborough in a 2 game total goals, winning game one 12-5, then Peterborough withdrew for game two, then the Wellingtons played University of Toronto in a three game series winning 2 games to 1. The wellingtons then defeated Queen's University in a two game total goals, winning game one 3-1 and game two 4-1, winning the championship 7-2 in goals.

The J. Ross Robertson Cup, described when first presented for the 1899 winner, is of tazza form, is made of purest Canadian silver . It is lined with Canadian gold and richly decorated with bas relief of lions, masks and fells ,which stand out from the piece in high relief . A striking feature of this original cup are three leopard handles , beautifully modelled and chased. Its weight is 130 ounces. It is thirteen inches in diameter and ten in height and stands on a plinth six inches in height, which has six silver Hogarth shaped shields for inscribing the winners names.

The Toronto Wellingtons are notable for challenging for the Stanley Cup as Ontario Champions of 1902.

Harry "Dutchy" Morrison, George McKay, Worts Smart, Charles "Chummy" Hill and Irwin Ardagh would play in the 1902 Stanley Cup challenge vs Winnipeg Victorias.

Sourced from President's Collection.


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