MINOR HOCKEY

In 1894, Alexander McLean, flooded a rough area of land the bank of the Thompson River, it was used by
hockey players and pleasure skaters alike.

As early as 1897, ice hockey has always been a popular sport in Kamloops. Many local lads, took their summer
holidays in the winter in order to make the long journey by horse and sled to neighbouring Nicola Lake for an
annual tournament. Most winters, the teams held inter-city matches played between the Old Town and the New
Town teams, on flooded fields or near the river banks.

The first built-in skating rink, with surrounding boards was built on the site of the present day Riverside Park in
1899 by local boat builder Earnest Fletcher. Hockey sticks were a frequent sale item in Kamloops with prices
ranging from 25 cents to 90 cents each.

In December of 1926, the building of an arena finally meant there was a home for inter-city competition and the
beginning of indoor hockey in Kamloops. The new arena boasted dressing rooms, a heating system and a much
appreciated hot dog and snack counter. Space and scheduling had to be juggled around the annual fall fair, the
bull sale, lacrosse and other community groups.

After 1940, the arena was completely shut down after it was declared unsafe for public use. The out door rink
was put back into use with a new clubhouse, boards, improved lighting and better facilities for spectators.
Susan Cross, Elisabeth Duckworth, Museum Archives


Arthur "Art" Gagne, ~ Born: October 11, 1896. ~ Died: October 06, 1988.
Art did some wonderful work in establishing hockey around Kamloops through coaching and
running the area league. He was also responsible for artificial ice in Kamloops and training referees.
He was named to the Kamloops Hall of Fame for his work.


KAMLOOPS HIGH SCHOOL WEB SITE

KAMLOOPS MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

KAMLOOPS INTERNATIONAL BANTAM HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

KAMLOOPS ADVENTURE DESTINATION

KAMLOOPS NEWS

COY CUP CHAMPS
SENIOR AA CHAMPS


1951-52 Kamloops Loggers
Coach: Ken Stewart
1962-63 Kamloops Chiefs
Coach: W."Bud" Evans

1963-64 Kamloops Chiefs
Coach: W."Bud" Evans


NAT BAILEY/
MOWATT CUP

JUNIOR A CHAMPS


1961-62 Kamloops Rockets
Coach: Ken Stewart
Asst. Coach: Mike Shabaga

1962-63 Kamloops Rockets
Coach: Ken Stewart

1963-64 Kamloops Rockets
Coach: Ken Stewart

1965-66 Kamloops Kraft Kings
Coach: Andy Clovechok

1970-71 Kamloops Rockets
Coach: Joe Tennant


MONARCH LIFE
ASSURANCE TROPHY

JUVENILE CHAMPS


1978-79 Kamloops Juvenile
Coach: Craig Scott

CROMIE MEMORIAL CUP
MIDGET AAA CHAMPS


1959-60 Kamloops Midgets
B.C./ Alberta Champions
Coach: Don Reid

1960-61 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: Don Reid

1965-66 N. Kamloops Midget Totems
Coach: W."Bud" Evans

1975-76 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: Craig Sturgeon

1991-92 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: Larry Morrey
Asst.Coach: Norm Meyer

1992-93 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: Larry Gathercole
Asst. Coach: Norm Meyer

1994-95 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: Norm Meyer
Asst. Coach: G. Bergquist

1998-99 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: G. Bergquist
Asst. Coach: W. Dodds
G. Lindros

1999-00 Kamloops Midgets
Coach: G. Bergquist
Asst. Coach: K. Warner, Alan Young


INVESTORS GROUP
2000 BC CHALLENGE CUP
CHAMPIONS


DOUG GRIMSON
MEMORIAL TROPHY
BANTAM AAA CHAMPS


1974-75 North Kamloops Toyotas
Coach: Don Clovechok

1985-86 Kamloops Bantams
Coach: G.Eagleton

1993-94 Kamloops Bantams
Coach: Mickey Fritz, J.Bradley


Wm.(Bill) MOTT
MEMORIAL TROPHY
PEE WEE AAA CHAMPS


1975-76 Kamloops South
Coach: Don Busch

1980-81 Kamloops South
Coach: Randy Rota
Asst. Coach: Gord Chrichton

1991-92 Kamloops Pee Wee
Coach: Mickey Fritz, J.Bradley


PEE WEE B CHAMPS

2001-02 Kamloops Pee Wee Champs
Coach: K. Norton,
G. Borden, R. Hanes







HOCKEY CANADA WEEK AWARDS
"OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD"


1959-60. Don E.Ried
1962-63. Charles Anderson
1965-66. Doug Dawes
1968-69. Frank Begg
1969-70. Mrs. K. Senkpiel
1972-73. Sam Dempsey, Mimi Dempsey
1974-75. Ken Bond
1991-92. Jim Roode
1996-97. Larry Gathercole
1998-99. Pat Worton
2000-01. Karen Swetlikoe
2002-03. Donna Henderson


KAMLOOPS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: 1940's
TRU ATHLETICS & RECREATION


Dale Cassell, local referee with over 50 years of officiating in Canada. Dale has refereed in the 1966 Canada
vs. Russia Series, the British Columbia Junior Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Recreational Leagues,
Senior Leagues and Minor Hockey games over the years.


Don Ashby, ~ Calgary Centennials ~ Toronto ~ Colorado ~ Edmonton ~ Witchita ~
Derek Black, ~ Calgary Centennials ~ NY Islanders ~
Jim Crossen, ~ New Westminister Bruins ~
Stu Grimson, ~ Regina Pats ~ Calgary Flames ~ LA Kings ~ Nashville ~
Jim Harrison, ~ Boston ~ Toronto ~ Edmonton ~
Darrell Hay, ~ Tri Cities Americans ~ Utah Grizzlies ~
Don Hay, ~ Calgary Centennials ~ New Westminister ~ Minnesota ~
Ray "Skip" Holmes, ~ Regina Pats ~
Doug Lidster, ~ Vancouver ~ New York ~ Dallas ~
Bert Marshall,~ Edmonton Oil Kings ~ Detroit Red Wings ~ Oakland Seals ~ Colorado Rockies
Glen Merkosky, ~ Hartford ~ NJ Devils ~ Detroit ~ Adirondack ~
Bill Moores, ~ Regina Pats ~ NY Rangers ~ Edmonton Oilers ~
Jack Moores, ~ U of BC ~
Mike Ouellette, ~ Dartmouth ~
Mark Recchi, ~ Pittsburgh ~ Montreal ~ Philadelphia ~
Randy Rota, ~ Oakland ~ Los Angeles ~ Kansas City ~ Colorado ~ Edmonton
Jamie Russell, ~ Michigan Tech ~
Roy Sakaki, ~ U of BC ~
Gary Schall, ~ Regina Pats ~
John Senkpiel, ~ Calgary Centennials ~
Chad Van Diemen, ~ Iona College ~
Tim Watters, ~ Kamloops Chiefs ~ Michigan Tech ~ Winnipeg Jets ~ LA Kings ~
Sheri Wauters, ~ U of Maine




HOCKEY RELATED SITES

SPORTS MEDICINE HOCKEY INJURIES STRAINS AND SPRAINS CONCUSSIONS

USA HOCKEY LOST to HOCKEY.COM

HOCKEY COACHING MANUAL HOCKEY COACHING PAGE

HOCKEY RULES HOCKEY REFS.COM HOCKEY REFEREES PAGE


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