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1937-38 Chatham Senior Maroons

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SPORT | Hockey
EVENTS | Senior "B"        YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2004

Top Row:  Ken Begin, Ives Dagneau, Ches Dawson, Greg Haggerty, Bobby Hales 
Second Row: Bill Hepburn, Don Hinnegan Third Row: Bill L’Heureux, Bill Stevens (manager), Leo Riese (coach), Pete Lemiski Bottom Row:  Bobby Murrell, Freddie Peardon, Lew Sadler, Alf Stevens, Bob Stoddard, Polly Everitt (trainer)

Captain Alf Stevens (right) receives championship trophy from OHA representative

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Ives Dagneau at the Induction into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, 2004

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Captain Alf Stevens (right) receives championship trophy from OHA representative

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These Maroons were the first Chatham team to win an OHA title. In 1937-38 they competed in the Michigan Ontario Amateur Hockey league and then entered OHA Playdowns while still finishing MOHL playoffs. In the semi-final 2 out of 3 series they beat Kitchener Greenshirts 2 games to 1 and in the finals they eliminated Niagara Falls Cataracts in 2 straight games to become OHA Senior “B” Champions. It was the first time in 20 years of competition that a Chatham team had won an OHA title. They then went on to compete for the Allan Cup beating the Intermediate “A” Champion Preston Riversides in 2 straight games before dropping a total goals series 1-1 and 5-0 to the Northern winners Falconbridge Falcons in the finals.