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08-16-2011, 12:15 PM
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Rod Flett, D

Stanley Cup Championships, 1896, & 1901, 1902
Inducted into the Manitoban HHoF

Originally Posted by Manitoba HoF
Born in Winnipeg, this defenceman played with the famed Winnipeg Victorias back in the early days of hockey and was re gard ed as one of the best pointmen in the game. In a ten-year career, he was on nine Manitoba championship teams and besides fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Dan Bain, Rod Flett was the only other to play on both Winnipeg Victorias’ Stanley Cup winning teams in 1896 and 1901.
The brothers were good-sized men, Rod stood 6’ 3” and Magnus was 6’1’’.
As Stanley Cup champion, the Victorias accepted a challenge from Toronto Wellingtons, champions of the Ontario Hockey Association(OHA), played during the regular season. The first game was played under Ontario rules, the second under Manitoba rules. Unusually, in the first game a goal was scored by Rod Flett of Winnipeg, however this goal was into his own net. No Toronto player is credited for the goal, Mr. Flett is. Winnipeg would win the series 5–3, 5–3 (2–0).
Originally Posted by Windsor Daily Star May 18, 1957,
Dick Irvin
"The Winnipeg Club's defence consisted of only two brothers in those days of 60 minute men. Like all rearguards of that era, they were supposed to stay in their own end. However, I remember a commotion, almost a bewilderment in the crowd that night when word was flashed by telegraph that Rod Flett, by a long, backhand flip up through the rafters had scored a goal.

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