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Hometown hockey: Reds, Whites and Blues 1938-1939 (14 photos)

Monday, December 31, 2012   by: Staff.

Top Row: Reg "Herby" Davies, Norm Mihell, Ted Kelly, Clayte Allard, Alex Neilson, Ted McMaster, Fern Davies (coach), Wilfred Penrice
Bottom Row: Wilfred Fountain, Beau Holliday, Gav McKiggan, Malcolm Hamilton, Harold Kelly, Rube Forbes, Don McMillan
Missing: Willard Armstrong (manager), Pep Oliver (goalie)


The season was a success financially and it was decided to move the rink.

This was the year of our first annual banquet that was held in the Trinity Hall, Tarentorous, and was attended by twenty-six members and a few of their fathers.

Photo: Gav McKiggan, Malcolm Hamilton, Harold Kelly

Ed note: The verse below was pasted in between story pages.


Left to right: Bill Wetherall, Ted Bridge, Harold Kelly (Blues) Ted McMaster, Harold Davies, Johnny Gauthier, Harry McMaster, Ted Roney.
Missing: Norm Mihill, John Toombs, Malcolm Hamilton, Willard Armstrong.

Photo: Bill Wetherall, Ted Bridge, Harold Kelly (Blues) Ted McMaster

Photo: Johnny Gauthier, Harry McMaster, Ted Roney

Back Row: Wilfred Penrice, Terry Corbet, Joe Parkinson
Bottom Row: Wilfred Fountain, Harold Kelly, Don McMillan, George Bussineau
Missing: Ted Kelly, "Herby" Davies, Mike Rinaldi, Leonard Hacket.

Photo: Harold Kelly, Joe Parkinson, Don McMillan, George Bussineau

Back: Wilfred Penrice, Terry Corbet
Front: Wilfred Fountain, Harold Kelly

Back Row: Beau Holliday, Gav. McKiggan, Clayte Allard, Mitch Bussineau, Pep Oliver, Alex Neilson, Rube Forbes, Angus McKiggan
Front Row: Wilfred Gauthier, Pat McMaster, Ab Wyat

Back: Alex Neilson, Rube Forbes, Angus McKiggan
Front: Pat McMaster, Ab Wyat

Photo: Beau 'Bud' Holliday, Gav. McKiggan, Clayte Allard, Mitch Bussineau, Pep Oliver, Wilfred Gauthier (kneeling)

Photo: Pep Oliver, Alex Neilson, Rube Forbes


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Story Archive

Part 1: The Pim Hill Bullies 1930-1937

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JustMe1234567 12/27/2012 12:32:17 PM Report

Wow, this keeps getting better and better!
And can I just say that Rube Forbes and Mitch Bussineau are very handsome.
Hubba Hubba
Nanax5 12/27/2012 1:01:27 PM Report

I think Terry Corbett from Lansdowne ave is pretty cute too. Angus McKiggan is pretty dapper lol
Nanax5 12/27/2012 1:03:10 PM Report

Oh! what about Ted Roney the super Greyhound player.
engineguy 12/27/2012 1:13:17 PM Report

Wow in Part 1 they just had snow and added boards each year as they went, and now they have 5 rink boards high! And look at how high the snow is behind those boards. Surely all shovelled by hand.

Flooding the rink and keeping it skateable must of been real difficult in the 1930's. I can't even imagine how much work went into this for these guys.

engineguy 12/27/2012 1:16:16 PM Report

I just googled Ted Roney and found this:

Ted Roney, a hockey player who was active from 1951 to 1952, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
rocky312 12/27/2012 1:43:14 PM Report

The original Pim Hill Bullies were legends to us kids growing up on Pim in the late 50's, and its nice to see my late uncle featured in a few of the photos.
Great positive holiday season rememberance. Love to see the same from Bayview, Korah and other parts of town from that era.
Ms Alotta 12/27/2012 1:50:00 PM Report


I received a phone call from my Dad, Harvey Wright regarding the Pim Hill
Bullies’ original rink. At the time he was just a little fellow and several
of the players were his uncles, including George, Harold, Reg and Vern
Davies. As Dad relays the story, he remembers the rink was started in his
Grandmother Davies’ back yard on Laird Street. Thanks for posting the
story as it brings back many fun memories of the first rink Dad skated on
when the Bullies weren’t occupying it.
Best regards and Happy Holidays to everyone! cheers, Shelley Wright

SooTodayer 12/27/2012 4:12:37 PM Report

Malcolm Hamilton (in the 2nd photo) looks like the coolest goalie ever!
SooToday Moderator 12/27/2012 4:15:01 PM Report

We are glad you are enjoying the holiday special feature on the Pim Hill Bullies.

Stay tuned for Part 3 that features a new ice palace and the first women's team...The Bullets!
jackie88 12/27/2012 5:23:23 PM Report

when one looks back at all these pics and the great people in them ,and then they look at all the expensive equipment the guys are wearing [joke] and compare the equipment of today to it and the cost it is just amazing and no concussions back then .keep up the good memories nice to see and happy new years to all .
Hatch 12/27/2012 6:43:15 PM Report

In the event I missed it, where did the pictures come from?

So cool!!
SooToday Moderator 12/27/2012 7:34:57 PM Report


The photos were from a book, explained in.... Hometown hockey Part 1: The Pim Hill Bullies 1930-1937

There is a link to Part 1 directly under the story above.
Hatch 12/27/2012 8:45:44 PM Report

Thank you. I overlooked that.
kitarm 12/27/2012 11:19:33 PM Report

My Father Willard Armstrong, part of the Pim Hill Bullies lived on
Laird St and that's where I grew up.
It's possible the rink was on Laird but I
am not sure. Are we able to get a copy
of this editorial? It's very interesting.
cogswellak 12/28/2012 6:30:38 PM Report

I’m the Son of Reginald Herbert Davies and didn’t know until I read this article that he had the nickname of "Herby". At times while I grew up he would make mention of the Pim Hill Bullies, and you could tell the he was proud to associated with this Club.
Saultzq 1/1/2013 9:36:35 AM Report

I am so happy to see this history come alive,
My Dad Ted McMaster and his brothers Pat, Harry, and Mickey as well as his sister Eva, goalie for the Bullets. My Mom's brother Bud is also featured along with several of their friends which my brothers and I grew up in their company. Thank you SooToday for this special Tribute to special friends.
Nice to see how it used to be :-)
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