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1938-39 Simcoe China Clippers Hockey Team
OHA Intermediate "B" Group Champions
Left to right, back row: president Wm. Goodhew, vice-president Geo. Bramhill, time keeper Stephen Lefler, player Silver Ruptash, vice-presidnet Orlin "Mike" Houser, player Jack Gilmore. Third row: Chas. Esseltine, Walt Habermell, James E. Robbins, Russ Oatman, Jack Wood, Gord Dixon. Second row: manager Clarence King, Karl Davidson, Herb Hause, Herm LaFortune, Harry Ferris, Eddie O'Donnell, secretary-treasurer Jack Crabb. Front row: insert: Irwin Nobes, mascot Jim King, mascot George Johnson, mascot Dick King.
Moore Photo courtesy Mike Bauslaugh.  (Larger version.)

From the 13 Mar 1939 Simcoe Reformer:
"China Clippers take group title ... take final game from Paris by 6 to 3 ... fans are forced to take their hats off to the entire Clipper squad as they provided the biggest upset of the year when they dethroned the best team in the loop ... Herm LaFortune, Clipper goalie, enacted Horatio at the bridge, stopping a total of 22 shots in the final stanza..."

This team was eliminated from further playoff action in the next round by Acton Tanners.

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