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
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.)
the 13 Mar 1939 Simcoe
"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..."
was eliminated from further playoff action in the next round by Acton