Monday, May 26, 2014

Edmonton Oil Kings, Memorial Cup Champs...1963

In honour of the Edmonton Oil Kings capturing the 2014 Memorial Cup, here's a look at the Oil Kings Cup winning squad of 1963. The team photo is from a Toronto Maple Leafs calendar I own and pictures two of hockey's all-time great leaders and characters as well as many future NHLers. The lineup is shown below.

Top row, fourth from right is Glen Sather and middle row, second from right is Pat Quinn. Other future NHL players are Ron Anderson, Butch Paul, Bob Falkenberg, Bert Marshall, Dave Rochefort and future Canadian Olympian Roger Bourbonnais. 

Edmonton had gone 22-11-1 in the regular season and on the way to the Cup beat Calgary Buffaloes, Trail Smoke Eaters, Estevan Bruins and Brandon Wheat Kings. They then beat Niagara Falls Flyers four games to two in the Memorial Cup final. 

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