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Ninga Hockey Club, 1897. Back: J. C. Hainer, unknown, J. Kilpatrick Gee. Courley, R. Butchard, Rev. H. Hull, Gee. King

we are unable to find any more definite information than the following re hockey in the olden days.

In the winter 1909-10 Boissevain played in a league with Pilot Mound and Crystal City and were defeated for the league leader­ ship by Pilot Mound.

Then in the winter of 1910-11 Boissevain and District decided to go all out for hockey and under an Executive of George Aitkens, Wm. Knox and Judge John Taylor they built up a strong team from players from the previous year along with the addition of 2 or 3 more brought in from Ontario, and as the winter progressed the ability and winning ways of this team also progressed by the win­ ning of the league championship with teams composed of the towns of Boissevain, Pilot Mound and Crystal City, and then in the Mani­ toba Playdowns they defeated Strathclair for the Western Manitoba Championship, and then for the Manitoba Championship they defeated Winnipeg in a sudden death game on Brandon ice.

The players on this Manitoba Championship team of the winter of 1910-11 were: Goal, Hector McKinnon; Left Defence, Ralph Hicks; Right Defence, Spike Clendening; Right Wing, Russell Stone; Left Wing, Todd Lee; Rover, Harry Dunn; Centre, Lauchlan McKinnon; Spare, B. Ringer.

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