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1939-40 Simcoe China Clippers Hockey Team
OHA Intermediate "B" Group Champions
Left to right, back row: executives Billy Goodhew, Mike Houser, Les Browne, George Johnston, Jack Horne, Dave Gunton, Elmer Ramey, Ted Blume. Middle row: sponsor and manager Clarence King, Karl Davidson, Gord Dickson, Sandy Wood, Jim Robbins, Walt Habermell, coach Russ Oatman. Front row: Jack Marchand, Red Geddes, Irv Nobes, Herm LaFortune, Herb Hause, Chuck Esseltine, Eddie O'Donnell. In front: mascots Dick King and Jim King.
Photo courtesy Mike Bauslaugh.  (Larger version.)

From the 7 Mar 1940 Simcoe Reformer:
"China Clippers capture group crown ... defeat Sailors by score of 4-3 in third and final game... local intermediates came from behind in final three minutes of play to capture group honours ... Esseltine ties score. Habermell notches winning goal ... both goalies gave stellar performances."

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