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02-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
Cully Wilson never played for Kenora, but he did move from the Winnipeg Falcons to the Monarchs in 1910/11. Fred Oleson played goal for the Winnipeg Vics in 1903, including their Stanley Cup challenge that year. So it wasn't really a matter of race but of the quality of player. The Icelandic population took up hockey later, and so needed more time to produce players of top calibre.
How you know Wilson didn't play for Kenora? Only curious to know. A Bio of his in the canadian-icelandic paper Lögberg-Heimskringla, written by two of his descendants, says he did. As do most stats sites out there like hockey-reference, eliteprospects.com, nhl.com, hhof.com. In the Manitoba Independent League, MIPHL. I'm not a SIHR guy though so I don't have access to all the secret stuff out there.

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