Category:Pittsburgh Professionals players
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The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Hod Stuart – William Hodgson Hod Stuart was a Canadian professional ice hockey cover-point who played nine seasons for several teams in different leagues. He also played briefly for the Ottawa Rough Riders football team, two months later, he died in a diving accident. To raise money for his widow and children, the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association hosted an all-star game, the first of its kind to be played in any sport. An estimated 3,800 spectators attended the Hod Stuart Memorial Game on January 2,1908, described by the Montreal Herald as unique in the history of hockey in Montreal, if not in the whole of Canada. He also became known for his work to reduce that violence and his efforts were acknowledged when the Hockey Hall of Fame was created in 1945 and he became one of the first nine players to be inducted. He was joined there by his brother Bruce in 1961, Stuart was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the eldest son of William Stuart and Rachel Hodgson. He had two brothers, Alex and Bruce, and two sisters, Jessie and Lottio, Stuart was involved in sports from an early age. His father had been a good curler and was once point skip of the Ottawa Curling Club, Stuart also played rugby and football, and played for the local professional football team, the Ottawa Rough Riders. Outside of hockey Stuart worked as a bricklayer, and later in his life he worked with his father in construction. He was said to have been a person, and unlike other athletes of his era was not one to talk about his exploits. Loughlin, his wife, came from Quebec, around 1903 they were married and had two children together, Stuart first joined a senior hockey team when he spent the winter of 1895–1896 with the Rat Portage Thistles, a team in northwestern Ontario. Along with his brother Bruce, Stuart joined the Ottawa Hockey Club of the Canadian Amateur Hockey League for the 1899 season and he played the 1900 season for Ottawa, captaining the team. Through his fathers contacts, Stuart got a job in Quebec and moved there in 1900, upon arriving there he joined the Quebec Bulldogs. He scored seven goals in fifteen games with the team over the two seasons. Eventually the Bankers won the dispute and kept Stuart, the year they would also sign Bruce. Stuart was offered a salary of US$15–20 per week, plus steady income from a day job in Pittsburgh, Stuart scored seven goals and had eight assists and was named the best cover-point in the league in 1903. He scored eighteen goals for Calumet in 1904–1905, helped the team with the championship and was named to the end of season all-star team as the best cover-point in the league. He was reinstated by the league on December 30, and joined the Pittsburgh Professionals, after Pittsburgh finished their season, Stuart joined Calumet for one game so they could try to win the league championship, which they lost to the Portage Lakes Hockey Club
2. William Duval (ice hockey) – William James Peg Duval was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Ottawa Hockey Club and the Pittsburgh Victorias in the late 1890s and early 1900s. He was a member of the Canadian champion 1901 Ottawa team and he was one of the first professional players in ice hockey. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Duval played intermediate hockey for the Ottawa Aberdeens and he played two further seasons for Ottawa, and was named captain prior to the 1902 season. Duval died due to alcoholism on June 7,1905, Duval had been acting in an unusual manner in the weeks previous, and had been drinking heavily. He was released by the team in February 1905 for being unable to stay in condition to play, at the time of death, Duval was working for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Duval had previously worked for the Canada Atlantic Railway in Ottawa, statistics per Society for International Hockey Research at sihrhockey. org Kitchen, Paul
3. Jimmy Gardner (ice hockey) – James Henry Gardner was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Gardner started his career as professionalism was just starting in ice hockey and he won championships with both amateur and professional teams. After his hockey career ended, Gardner coached professionally, most notably with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association, Gardner helped found the NHA, the predecessor of todays National Hockey League, and the Canadiens, including suggesting the team name. In 1903, the players of the Montreal Hockey Club left to form the new Montreal Wanderers of the Federal Amateur Hockey League and he would return to the Wanderers in 1908 and play for the club until 1911, winning the Cup in 1908 and 1910. He joined the new PCHA and played for New Westminster for two seasons, before returning to Montreal to play for the Montreal Canadiens for two seasons before retiring as a player. He then coached the Canadiens for two seasons and in years coached the Hamilton Tigers, and teams in the Western Canada Hockey League. Mr. Gardner is credited with helping to found the Montreal Canadiens in 1909, Gardner, as an official of the Wanderers, met with Ambrose OBrien during the hockey meetings of December 1909, when the Wanderers and OBriens teams were left out of a new professional league. Gardner and OBrien together worked on the idea of the new National Hockey Association, the club would be a natural rival for the anglophone Wanderers. OBrien, whose family controlled railway and mining business, underwrote both the new league and the Canadiens franchise, a month later, the rival league folded and OBriens teams absorbed some of the rival teams. OBrien would sell the Canadiens one year later to George Kennedy, Gardner was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. Statistics per justsportsstats. com Hockey Hall of Fame, honoured Members, Hockey Hall of Fame. Jimmy Gardners biography at Legends of Hockey
4. Horace Gaul – Born in Gaspé, Quebec, Canada, the Gaul family moved to Ottawa, Ontario. Horace first played amateur hockey for the Ottawa Silver Seven in 1904–05. In 1906, he became professional, joining Pittsburgh of the International Hockey League, in 1907, he returned to Canada, playing for Brockville and Renfrew senior teams. In 1908–09, he split his time with Pittsburgh and Haileybury and he stayed with Haileybury for the inaugural National Hockey Association 1910 season. When the team folded the next year, he returned to play for Ottawa, in 1911, he joined New Glasgow of the Maritime Professional Hockey League. He played his season in 1912–13 for the new Toronto Tecumsehs of the NHA
5. Arthur Sixsmith – Arthur Art Egerton Sixsmith was a Canadian professional ice hockey rover and businessman. He played for the Ottawa Hockey Club and later moved to Pittsburgh and to Portage la Prairie and he was a member of the Ottawas 1901 CAHL championship team. As one of the first professional ice hockey players, he captained and managed several of the teams in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League. His brother, Garnet Sixsmith, also played professionally in Pittsburgh, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Sixsmith first played senior hockey at the age of 15 with the Ottawa Cliffsides of the Ottawa City Hockey League. He played junior hockey until 1899 when he joined the Ottawa Hockey Club, during his time with the club, Ottawa won two CAHL titles. He also played for the Canadian Soo in 1900, in 1901, Art visited Pittsburgh on his way back to Ottawa from his wedding in Campbellton, New Brunswick. In Pittsburgh he met Arthur McSwigan and the two men founded the WPHL, by 1902, Art convinced his brother, Garnet, and several other Canadian players to play in the new league. He then turned professional with the WPHLs Pittsburgh Keystones, for which he played with for the three seasons. During this time, he served as the teams manager. In 1903, became the capatain and manager of the Pittsburgh Victorias, however, in 1905, the WPHL teams were consolidated into the Pittsburgh Professionals of the International Professional Hockey League. Art then served as the captain of the Professionals for the two seasons. In 1906, he moved to Portage la Prairie to play for the Portage Cities of the Manitoba Professional Hockey League. When the WPHL was revived in 1907, Art returned to Pittsburgh, in 1909, he played several games with the Cities before retiring from competitive play. In 1915, Art became the manager of the Pittsburgh Winter Garden hockey team, the team was based at the Pittsburgh Winter Garden and featured his brother, Garnet. However the team lasted one season, before disbanding in 1916. Following his hockey career he went into the industry working his way up the corporate ladder in Mellon Banking to become Andrew W. Mellons personal assistant. He held this position during Mr. Mellons tenure working for U. S. Presidents, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, during this time he amassed a personal fortune of over ten million dollars only to lose it in the stock market crash of 1929. He retired to Florida, later lived with a son in Cheyenne, Wyoming and died in Titusville, = Exhibition games Statistics per Society for International Hockey Research at sihrhockey. org Coleman, Charles
6. Bruce Stuart – Stuart is considered to be an early power forward, a forward who combines physical play with scoring ability, in hockey history. Bruce and his brother Hod played for Ottawa in 1899, in 1890, they moved to Quebec city for business. They started playing again in 1891, joining the Quebec Bulldogs. He then played professional in Pittsburgh and Houghton in the old International Professional Hockey League, mr Stuart joined the Wanderers in time to win the Stanley Cup in 1908, and then captained the Senators in 1909 to the Cup. In 1910, when the National Hockey Association imposed a cap, cutting players salaries in half. The rival league failed to organize, as the Montreal Arena was refused to the players, Stuart returned to captain the Senators to the 1911 Stanley Cup. Stuart retired from playing after the 1910–11 season and managed a store he owned in Ottawa until 1952 along with some coaching. Despite his age, he attended his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961, players, The ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. Bruce Stuarts biography at Legends of Hockey Bruce Stuart at Find a Grave
7. Reddy McMillan – For the Scottish association football fullback, see Red McMillan. Aeneas Evan Red, Reddy McMillan was an ice hockey player. He played with the Cobalt Silver Kings of the National Hockey Association and he also played hockey in his hometown with the Cornwall Seniors of the Ontario Hockey Association, and in the IHL with Pittsburgh and Calumet. He is a member of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame and he died on June 18,1960
8. Charles Spittal – Charles Douglas Baldy Spittal was a Canadian athlete and soldier. He was notable as an amateur and professional ice hockey player and he was a member of the 1903 Ottawa Silver Seven Stanley Cup champions. He was one of the first players to play professionally, in Pittsburgh, Spittal was born in Ottawa, the son of Alexander Spittal and Margaret Moodie. He was educated in Ottawa public schools and the Collegiate Institute, as a youth, he was a competitive cyclist, lacrosse player and ice hockey player. He also was a marksman with a rifle, competing regularly in competitions from his youth until his death. Spitall later joined the Canadian Army, rising to the title of Lieutenant-Colonel and he served during World War I in Europe. He married Helen Taylor and they had a son Taylor Spittal and he died at his home in Montreal and he was interred at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. He was survived by his wife and son, a brother George Spittal of Ottawa, Spittal started his senior hockey career with the Ottawa Hockey Club in 1897. He played two seasons with the club, but was demoted to a spare position in the 1899 season. He played an average of one game per season with Ottawa, playing other teams. He did not play in the Stanley Cup playoff with the Montreal Victorias or the challenge by the Rat Portage Thistles, in 1903–04 Spittal returned to the Victorias and played in the first U. S. In 1906, Spittal returned to Ottawa, playing two games with the team in the 1906–07 season, as well as Pembroke of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League, in 1908 Spittal played with the Renfrew team of the UOVHL to end his ice hockey playing days. Spittal was twice arrested for on-ice behaviour, in January 1907, in a game between the Ottawa Hockey Club and the Montreal Wanderers in Montreal, Spittal clubbed down Wanderers Cecil Blachford with a vicious blow the head. Harry Smith were acquitted while Spittal and Alf Smith were each fined $20, in January 1908, Spittal was again placed into custody for knocking out Pembroke player Oren Frood with a blow to the head, while playing for Renfrew of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League. Coast to Coast, Hockey in Canada to the Second World War
9. Con Corbeau – Henry John Con Corbeau was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey Association for the Toronto Blueshirts. Corbeau was a member of the Blueshirts when they won the Stanley Cup in 1914, corbeaus brother Bert also played professional ice hockey. In one of the earliest trades of a player, Pittsburgh traded him to the Calumet Miners in exchange for the Miners vote to reinstate Hod Stuart, Corbeau played for both Calumet and the Canadian Soo teams that season as well as Pittsburgh. The following season he signed with the Portage Lakes Hockey Club but was released and finished the season with Calumet, in 1907, he signed with the Toronto Pros of the OPHL, and played in their unsuccessful challenge of the Montreal Wanderers for the Stanley Cup. He signed for the season with Pittsburgh PAC of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League in 1908. Later that season, he jumped his contract with Toronto to play for the Haileybury Comets, in 1909, he re-signed with Haileybury for the new NHA, but he did not play a game. The following year, he stayed with Haileybury went it returned to the TPHL, in 1912, he joined the new Toronto Tecumsehs of the NHA. He moved the following season to the Toronto Blueshirts and was a member of their Stanley Cup-winning squad and he played his final season of 1914–15 with the Glace Bay Miners of the Nova Scotia Eastern Pro League. He coached after his days with Port Arthur Columbus Club before returning home to Penetanguishene
10. Ernie Liffiton – Ernest James Liffiton an early professional ice hockey player. Over the span of his career he played for Pittsburgh Bankers, Pittsburgh Professionals, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Montreal Wanderers, Halifax Crescents, in 1908 he played on the Montreal Wanderers team that won the Stanley Cup. In December 1907 the Pembroke Hockey Club refused to play against the Renfrew Creamery Kings and they objected to the presence of Ernie, who was a member of Montreal Wanderers at the time, and was slated to play for the team. In that match and one that followed, both brought in professional players from Montreal and Ottawa to bolster their chances for victory. Ernie was the son of a jeweler and grew up in a family of one sister, in 1909, at the age of twenty-four, Ernie married Louise Jane Thomas. He worked in his fathers Montreal wholesale jewelry and confection store and he and his second wife, Hedwig Hattie Rueckwald, would go on to raise four children. Although Ernie played hockey professionally, the records of 1911 identify his job as clerk. His older brother Charlie Liffiton was also a hockey player. Ernie Liffiton First Tier Player from Montreal liffiton. net Is Pittsburgh the Birthplace of Professional Hockey, pittsburghhockey. net NHA career stats from the Hockey Nexus thehockeynexus. com
11. Tommy Smith (ice hockey) – Thomas Joseph Smith was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, who played from 1905 until 1920 for 16 teams in his career. He was a member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams, the Ottawa Silver Seven of 1906 and the Quebec Bulldogs of 1913 and his two brothers Alf Smith and Harry Smith also played professional ice hockey. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Smith began playing hockey as an amateur with the Ottawa Emmetts from 1903 until 1905. He joined the Ottawa Victorias of the Federal Amateur Hockey League in 1905-06, Smith played two seasons with Brantford. In 1910-11 he became a member of the Galt Professionals of the OPHL helping Galt win the OPHL championship, along with most of the Galt team, he bolted to the Moncton Victorias the following season, helping Moncton win the Maritime championship. The Galt and Moncton teams Smith was a member of played consecutive Stanley Cup challenges, Galt against Ottawa in 1911 and Moncton against Quebec in 1912, Smith then joined the Quebec Bulldogs. After the 1913–14 season in Quebec, he was traded to Toronto Shamrocks and this caused a dispute with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. At that time, the NHA and PCHA had an agreement whereby the PCHA teams could draft one player from 3 of the 6 teams of the NHA and he was traded away from Quebec, which was eligible to lose a player. He started play for Shamrocks, though he had been drafted by Victoria of the PCHA and it was found that the initial trade was not allowed, and Quebec re-traded him to Toronto during the season, disregarding the PCHA efforts to get him. During the 1914–15 season, he was traded back to Quebec, while skating for the Ottawa Victorias in 1906, Smith led the FAHL with 12 goals. In future years, he was the leading goal-scorer in the OPHL and the NHA
12. Jack Winchester – Amongst the teams he played with were the Montreal Shamrocks, Winnipeg Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Professionals. A goaltender with Pittsburgh from 1904–1907, he posted a record of 34-29 with the team and he died of acute diabetes in Edmonton in 1911. Jack Winchester is a crack goal tender The Pittsburgh Press, March 5,1907, is Pittsburgh the Birthplace of Professional Hockey. at Pittsburgh Hockey