Sports Wall of Fame

Fraser, Evan Eugene (Gene) 1892 - 1936

Fraser, Evan Eugene (Gene) 1892 - 1936
Full size image of plaque

Gene was one of the best known hockey men in Canada. He started as a junior player in the old days of the River Road Rink. Gene played for the 1909-10 City League Champs as well as the 1921-22 intermediate finalists, Gene was playing pilot of the intermediate OHA champions in 1923-24 and the following season held the same post with the OHA senior Cataracts.

After his involvement in the Canadian professional circuit, Gene turned to coaching junior and senior teams. Gene was the only man to coach winning teams in junior, intermediate, and senior sections of the Ontario Hockey Association. He coached the Niagara Falls Juniors to the SPA championship in 1928-29 and the Eastern Canada finals in 1929-30. Gene was the manager of the local senior Cataracts during 1932 when they went to the Eastern Canada final.

Gene brought many high calibre players to Niagara Falls, many of whom went on to the NHL. Gene also refereed amateur and professional games, including two Allan Cup finals. Gene played a prominent role in getting Niagara Falls Memorial Arena built and became known as the "Dean" of Niagara Falls hockey. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Junior OHA Association Team, SPA champions  - Team Picture  Junior OHA Association Team, SPA champions - Team Picture
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Junior OHA Association Team, SPA champions
Notes  Kiwanis Collection of the Niagara Falls Public Library KP v.8 p. 42 ; Inducted 1996 ; L-R: Roy Dunham, Johnnie Allen, Jerry Shannon, Max Kaminskky, Jeff Kalbfleisch, Wilbur Smith, Gene Fraser, Fan Heximer, Edgar Brenchley, Chuck Esseltine, Jerry Sweeney, Chet Steele, Strut Fisher ;
 
 
Junior Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Club   - Team Picture  Junior Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Club - Team Picture
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Junior Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) Club
Description  title continued: Finalists and SPA Champions 1929 - 1930
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1997 ;Team members: Johnnie Allen, Edgar Benchley, Roy Dunham, Chuck Esseltine, Strut Fisher, Gene Fraser, Fan Heximer, Jeff Kalbfleisch, Max Kaminsky, Jerry Shannon, Wilbur Smith, Chet Steele, Jerry Sweeney ;
Date  1997.
 
 
Niagara Falls Hockey Club 1924 - 1925  - Player Manager  Niagara Falls Hockey Club 1924 - 1925 - Player Manager
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Niagara Falls Hockey Club 1924 1925
Description  title continued: Ontario Hockey Association Senior Champion 1924-23
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1992 ; Back Row L-R: Gordon Sadler Asst. Trainer, J Lawson President, Fred McAvoy Trainer, Tom Boyd 2nd Vice-president ; Front Row: Eugene Fraser Player-Manager, C H Kitchen, Walter Molson, Albert Siebert, Steve Rice, George Pennie, George Herrington, Walter Kelterbourne Charlie Mayo; missing: Harry Badger Vice-President, Dr Elliott Team Physician, Jack Murray ;
Date  1992.
 
 
 
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