Lions Bantams -- Town League Champions
Left to right, back row: Don
Ward, Bob Kendrick, Don Smith,
manager Orville Kemp, Doug Richmond, Bob Sowden, George
Pond, Ron Smith.
Front row: Bob Norman, Coleman Keene, Stan Overbaugh, Howard Butcher, John
Ward, Harvey Caswell, Ron Frances.
Absent: Dough Crandall.
courtesy George Pond. (Larger
1948-49, the Simcoe Lions Club organized and sponsored a town hockey
league for boys aged 12-14, that was the forerunner of the Simcoe Minor
the 21 Apr 1949 Simcoe
"N.H.L. Star is Guest of Honor at Hockey Event ... the boys who
played in the Bantam Hockey League during the past winter had a grand time
on Tuesday evening when they gathered in the arena lounge to close the
season. Highlight of the evening was the presence of Leonard
"Red" Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings, who presented crests
to the championship Number 'Two' team."