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08-13-2012, 07:44 PM
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R/C/RW Cecil Blachford

5'8, 174
Shoots Left
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stanley Cup Champion 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910
Captain of the Montreal Wanderers 1906-1908
2x Retro Selke Winner?

The Montreal Gazette, Feb. 27, 1909
they were short of their star performer, Cecil Blachford.
The Ottawa Citizen, Aug. 19, 1952
He [Moose Johnson] was of the time of Pud Glass, Riley Hern, Cecil Blachford, Harry Hyland, Ernie Russell and other players who were stars in their own right.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Blachford played junior hockey for Montreal Mintos in 189899, before graduating to senior-level hockey the following season with Montreal Stirling, for which he played until 1902. He joined the Montreal Hockey Club's intermediate squad, and played one game with the Montreal HC senior team, aka the "Little Men of Iron" in the regular season, and two games of Stanley Cup challenge play, helping to defeat the Winnipeg Victorias. He left Montreal HC with several other Montreal HC players in the off-season to join the new Montreal Wanderers for whom he played continuously until the end of the 190708 season. He was captain of the 1906 through 1908 squads.

In the 1906 season, he was sidelined for most of the season with blood poisoning. In the 1907, he was the victim of a blow to the head from Charlie Spittal of the Ottawa Hockey Club for which Spittal was convicted in criminal court. After the 1908 season, he retired, but returned for the 190910 season for the Wanderers in the new National Hockey Association, helping to win another Stanley Cup title before retiring for good.

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