1903-04 Simcoe Hockey Team
Left to right, back row: F. Coates, L. Cratt, G.
Mason. Centre row: J. Cribb,
manager M. Smith, secretary-treasurer W. L.
Munro, manager B.
W. Simons, S. Smith.
Front row: F. Hurley, W. Piette.
Photo by Selley courtesy of
From the 22 Jan 1904 Simcoe
"The Simcoe hockey team will run a special train to Welland next
Tuesday evening, providing they can get enough passengers to meet the
heavy guarantee required by the Railway Co. The rate would be $1.55
for the round trip of 110 miles and the train would leave Simcoe about
6:30 p.m., returning immediately after the game."
From 19 Feb 1904 Simcoe Reformer:
"By the narrowest possible margin, Welland won out for the O.H.A.
Championship of this district at Hamilton on the 11th last. The game
was described by the Hamilton papers as "fast, but a little
rough." There was little to choose between the two teams and
with nine minutes left to play, the score stood at 4 to 3 in Simcoe's
favor. During that time, three Simcoe players were penalized by
being sent to the fence by the referee and against a weakened team Welland
scored twice and won the match and championship by 5 goals to 4."