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08-16-2012, 02:12 PM
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C Lorne Campbell

Ottawa, Ontario

1903, 1904 WPHL 1st Team All-Star
1906 IPHL 2nd Team All-Star
1907 IPHL 1st Team All-Star

63 Pts in 42 WPHL GP

Hockey: A People's History
Another player who left the IHL for Canada is one upon whom the finicky eye of histoy has not lingered. Lorne Campbell was so talented that historian Daniel Mason considers him "the most dominant player in the I.H.L's brief existence," a man worthy of consideration for the HOckey Hall of Fame - if only more were known about him than mentions in Michigan newspaper stories of the time. Campbell, a centre, finished as one of the top three goal scorers in the IHL for each of his three seasons, playing for Portage Lake, Calumet, and Pittsburgh from 1905 to 1907. Former Little Man of Iron Dickie Boon was so impressed by him that he tried to woo Campbell to Montreal to play for the team he now managed, but Campbell turned him down, preferring to remain paid and in the IHL, where he won the goal-scoring championship in 1907.
The Pittsburgh Press, Nov. 30, 1907
Lorne Campbell, one of the best known hockey players that ever donned skates, left yesterday for Winnipeg. Campbell played for several years on teams of the old Western Pennsylvania Hockey League and last year was center and captain of the Pittsburgh team in the International League. He is a fine skater and has no peer at handling the puck.
Campbell first played senior hockey for the Montreal Hockey Club. He played for the organization's second team before joining the main squad for 1900–01. He then turned professional in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL) with the Pittsburgh Bankers in the 1901–02 season. He played three seasons with the Bankers before joining the Pittsburgh Pros team in the IPHL, which was a merged team of the best WPHL players. He played three seasons in the IPHL. For the 1907–08 season, he returned to Canada to play for the Winnipeg Maple Leafs of the Manitoba Pro league. That season he played for Winnipeg in its unsuccessful Stanley Cup challenge. He played one season with Winnipeg Strathcona of the Manitoba before finishing his career with one season in the NHA with Cobalt. In 1915-16, Campbell played on the Pittsburgh Winter Garden hockey team, an amateur team based in Pittsburgh
The Gazette Times, Mar 29, 1911
Robinson is said to have other victims [financial fraud] in this city. Lorne Campbell, a former captain and star player of the Pittsburgh Hockey team said yesterday he was a victim of Robinson. Campbell stated that nearly every hockey player in Canada was cheated by Robinson.

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