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May 2009 Feature
 

RCAF 1944 Programme Cover

25th February 1944 - RCAF Liverpool Area (Ontario Wolves) v
RCAF Durham Area (Middleton St George). Amongst the NHL stars on show were Milt Schmidt and Bobby Bauer.

British figure skating champion, Miss Cecilia Colledge (1937 World Champion & then current European & British Amateur Champion) entertained during the intervals. Miss Colledge, who died on 23rd April 2008, landed the first double jump in women's competition, invented the lay-back spin, and narrowly lost the Olympic gold in 1936 to Norwegian skating great Sonja Henie.
RCAF Programme Cover
Cecilia was born in Britain, was coached from an early age, by Swiss coach Jakob Gerschweiler, at the Queens Ice Club in London. At 11 years and 75 days, she was one of the youngest Olympians ever when she took to the ice in Lake Placid in 1932. She was known for pioneering a one-foot axel jump known as The Colledge and for mastery of compulsory figures. She turned pro and starred in London ice shows then moved to the USA to coach the Boston Skating Club from 1952 to 1977. She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1980.
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February 2009 Feature
 
Kensington Corithians v Earls Court Rangers Programme Cover 1935

Kensington Corinthians
Programme Cover

1st November 1935
the first game at Empress Stadium.

The text reads "With the exception only of the representatives of the Royal House of Windsor, we have with us to-night the foremost International Sporting Personality of to-day, THE EARL OF LONSDALE, G.C.V.O., D.L., Bart., who, with his customary graciousness, has accepted the invitation to perform the opening ceremony."

Hugh Lowther (1857-1944) was the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. He donated the original Lonsdale Belts (boxing).

 

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January 2009 Feature
 
Harringay Racers Programme Cover

Harringay Racers
Programme Cover

3rd December 1955 - Autumn Cup Harringay Racers v Paisley Pirates

Racers covers 1954-58 each carried a different photograph. This one shows, on the right, Harringay's star Bill Glennie, elected to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1951
and the Russian netminder
Nikolai Puchkov, inducted into
the Russian Hall of Fame in 2004.
The caption under the picture reads
"Bill Glennie's first period hat-trick against the Russians on Monday was one of the highlights of his great career. In this action shot,
Bill and 'Maisy' are making a characteristic raid on
the Russians' net."
 

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