2009 Team Award

 

1958 - 1959 Legionnaires

Sports: Hockey


 

The 1958-59 Sarnia Legionnaires were the most successful Jr. B hockey team in Sarnia history. The squad won 33 games and lost only 3 during the 36-game regular season, giving the team the best win-loss record of any club in the 60 years that Sarnia has had a Jr. B hockey team.

 

The team opened the season with 12 wins in a row, followed by a loss in the thirteenth game in Overtime. The team would then respond by winning the next 14 games. The team scored 301 regular season goals while only surrendering 106. The team would also rack up six shutouts.

In the Playoffs the Legionnaires won the Western Jr. B Hockey League championship and the Sutherland Cup as all-Ontario champions.

Members of the 1958-59 Legionnaires team that won the team's third crown included:
 

Coach Ollie Haddon, General manager Tommy Norris, Trainer Bob McCord, Club Physician Dr. McGarrity
 

Players:
C. Knetchel, Larry Cunningham, Jerry Mara, D. Foster, Cal Adams, Art Turcotte, Dick Robinson, Norm Harris, G. Paiement, Jim Bloomfield, G. Lakusciak, Neil Armstrong, Paul Kilbreath, Bill Verbeem, Paul Hamilton, Paul Crawley, Ross Dark, D Chivers, J Kerwin (Capt)

 


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