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Brights OHA Senior B Champions 1938-1939

Brights OHA Senior B Champions 1938-1939
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Brights celebrated the return of Niagara Falls to the senior ranks by outclassing the opposition to capture the 1938-39 Ontario Hockey Association senior 'B' title. Johnny Mowers, later to star with the Detroit Red Wings, played in goal and the lineup included several players who also toiled for the provincial junior 'B' champion Good Cheers. Coach Mickey Roach, a former N.H.L. star and minor professional league pilot, was succeeded by Art Smethurst late in the season.

After playing in the Big Six senior O.H.A. group, Brights eliminated a tough Brantford team and advanced to a round robin series with Chatham, Peterborough and Waterloo. Displaying smart combination and a powerful scoring punch, Brights went undefeated in six games to qualify for the best of three final against Waterloo. Brights outplayed Waterloo in every aspect of the game, winning 6-3 and 7-3 to take the series. 

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Title Niagara Falls Brights OHA Senior B Champions 1938-39
Notes  Kiwanis Collection of the Niagara Falls Public Library KP v.8 p. 44 ; Inducted 1992 ; Front row: Clark Morrison, Tony Pavone, Oswald Greenwood, John Mowers, Archie Bishop, Edgar Brenchley, Mike Croucher, George Grigor; Back row: Art Smethurst Coach, Milt Zimmerman, Jack Dyte, Smack Edwin Allen, Walter Murray, Ray Hudson, Howard Mason, Peter Cuthbert Trainer; Missing: Tom Boyd Manger, Eddie McCracken, Mickey Roach Coach, Bill Shortt, Chet Steele, William Stirling, Spike Winchenko


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Team Member  Allen, Edwin ("Smack") 
Team Member  Bishop, Archie 
Team Member  Brenchley, Edgar 
Team Member  Croucher, Mike 
Team Member  Dyte, Jack 
Team Member  Greenwood, Oswald 
Team Member  Grigor, George 
Team Member  Hudson, Ray 
Team Member  Mason, Howard 
Team Member  McCracken, Eddie 
Team Member  Morrison, Clark 
Team Member  Mowers, John 
Team Member  Murray, Walter 
Team Member  Pavone, Tony 
Team Member  Shortt, Bill 
Team Member  Steele, Chet 
Team Member  Stirling, William 
Team Member  Winchenko, Spike 
Team Member  Zimmerman, Milt 
Team Coach  Roach, Mickey 
Team Coach  Smethurst, Art 
Team Manager  Boyd, Tom 
Team Trainer  Cuthbert, Peter 
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