1946/47 Brantford Redmen

1946 Brantford RedmenThe Brantford Redmen were a 1940’s  Intermediate A hockey team. The 1946/47 season would be the Brantford Redman’s last year at the intermediate level as the next season would see them move into the Senior A OHA league. 

After a successful season, the team entered into the semi-finals against Windsor and defeated Windsor 16 to 1, which forced Windsor to concede the game. Brantford would now face Georgetown in the finals.

The OHA Intermediate finals were a seven game series in which only five of the games took place. Brantford won the first three games with at least a four point difference, but Georgetown was not content to roll over and came back strong in the fourth game. This was a strong effort however Brantford struck back with a vengeance and soundly defeated Georgetown seven to four. This closed up the series with Brantford taking the lion’s share of the wins and taking the OHA Intermediate A Championship. This was the highpoint for the team as the next season was their last for a few years. The team made a brief resurgence in the 50’s but folded shortly after.

The Brantford Redmen undoubtedly played their best season in 1946/47 as they swept through the regular season and won the Ontario Hockey Association Intermediate Finals becoming the champions of the league.

1946/47 Brantford Redmen Intermediate A Ontario Champions Roster

Management/Coaches:
Larry Pennell (President), Mike King (Mgr.), Ken Kipp (Coach), Dave Coubrough (Trainer), G. Patterson (Arena Mgr.), Jack Kelley (A. Trainer), Kenneth “Butch” Kipp (Mascot)

Players:
Bill Campbell (LW), Art. Wilson (C), A. “Scotty” Linn (RW), W. “Buzz” Cockburn (G), Stewart Cheetham (D), Bernie Smith (D), Jack Woods (LW), Mike Barisky (C), L. “Chappie” Young (D), Jack Wilkes (LW), L. “Pop” Hammer (G), Ken Pidgeon* (LW), Robin Hewson (C), A. “Cuffy” Wiacek (RW), Don. Caddy (LW), George Marinoff (D), Fred Plumley (D)