1961 Hockey Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:51:51 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Bruce Stuart http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2490-bruce-stuart http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2490-bruce-stuart Bruce Stuart
Considered one of the first power forwards in Hockey, Bruce Stuart was another turn of the century star that emerged from the Ottawa Valley. Stuart used his size to bully opponents and score goals and as such was rewarded with multiple Stanley Cups. Stuart joined his brother Hod (who was inducted in the first HOF Class in 1945) into the Hall of Fame in 1961.
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Charlie Conacher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2491-charlie-conacher http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2491-charlie-conacher Charlie Conacher
A five time goal scoring champion in the National Hockey League, Charlie Conacher was a star player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was the Right Wing of their famed “Kid Line”. Conacher was aptly nicknamed “The Big Bomber” for his powerful shot that scared goaltenders for years. He was not a one trick pony, as he was an underrated skater who could also elude defenders with his stick handling ability. He would suffer a wrist injury in 1936 that though was not considered serious at the time, but caused him to miss major chunks of the next two seasons. Although Conacher would play for a few more years, chronic injuries prevented him from returning to the top ten in scoring and he was out pro hockey at the age of 30.
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Frank Rankin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2492-frank-rankin http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2492-frank-rankin Frank Rankin
A star in the Ontario Hockey Association, Frank Rankin scored a plethora of goals for the Toronto Eatons and Toronto St. Michaels respectively. Perhaps it was as a coach that he achieved his greatest success as he led the Toronto Granites to consecutive Allan Cups, the latter of which allowed him to take his squad to represent Canada in the Olympics. Rankin won a Gold Medal with that team and is likely in the Hockey Hall of Fame because of it. It is probable that had he not achieved an Olympic Gold Medal, that we would not see his name inducted in Toronto.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1961 Hockey Inductees Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:40:15 +0000
Fred Waghorne http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2493-fred-waghorne http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2493-fred-waghorne Fred Waghorne
Far more than just a long time referee (He refereed 2,400 hockey games; Fred Waghorne brought a lot of positive changes to the game. He brought in the whistle to initiate stoppage in play, which was previously sounded by a cowbell. He also was the first to drop the puck from a few feet above the ice instead of placing it on the surface and he made professional refs a fixture in the amateur game. Referees are not often thought of as Hall of Famers, but Waghorne is the exception to that rule.
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George Hainsworth http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2494-george-hainsworth http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2494-george-hainsworth George Hainsworth
The winner of the Vezina Trophy in the first year of its existence, George Hainsworth became the workhorse for the Montreal Canadians between the pipes. He would lead the NHL in Goals Against Average twice posting an insane 0.92 in the 1928-29 campaign. Although passing changes opened up the game and prevented a similar statistical effort, Hainsworth was still among the better goalies and would backstop the Canadians to consecutive Stanley Cups.
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George V. Brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2495-george-v-brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2495-george-v-brown George V. Brown
An important builder in American Hockey (especially in New England), George V. Brown organized amateur Hockey teams in the Boston area and it could be said that his work helped professional Hockey to arrive in Beantown. Brown also helped to organize the U.S. squad that competed and won the Silver Medal at the 1924 Olympics.
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Hap Day http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2496-hap-day http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2496-hap-day Hap Day
Clarence “Hap” Day may not have been the best scoring Defenseman in Hockey history, but he was part of dynamic tandem with King Clancy and was the Toronto Maple Leafs Captain for a decade. Hap Day’s natural leadership skills transferred well behind the bench and as the Leafs Head Coach he won five Stanley Cups. Despite being a demanding and detailed coach, he received the most from his teams. This is the mark of an excellent leader.
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Joe Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2497-joe-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2497-joe-hall Joe Hall
English born and Canadian bred, “Bad” Joe Hall was a rough and tough Defenseman in the first era of organized hockey. Hall was also a very good goal scorer and was a solid part of the Quebec Bulldogs winning the Stanley Cup in 1912 and 1913. Unfortunately, Joe Hall’s life met with a tragic ending. Hall was part of the Montreal Canadians who were competing with the Seattle Metropolitans for the Cup in 1919. The series was halted at two games apiece when an influenza epidemic rocked the West Coast and most of the players contracted it. The Cup was not awarded that season and all of the sick players recovered; except for Joe Hall.
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Maurice Richard http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2498-maurice-richard http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2498-maurice-richard Maurice Richard
The crown jewel of the 1961 Hockey Hall of Fame Class, Maurice “Rocket” Richard had the three year wait for HOF eligibility waived so that he could be enshrined right after he retired. Nobody should dispute that decision as the career of Richard was that important not just to Hockey but to the province of Quebec as well.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1961 Hockey Inductees Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:45:46 +0000
Milt Schmidt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2499-milt-schmidt http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2499-milt-schmidt Milt Schmidt
The Centre of Boston’s famed “Kraut Line”, Milt Schmidt was a study in contrasts. His hardnosed play was combined with stellar playmaking and as such was the lynch pin to two Bruins Cup victories in 1939 and 1941. Schmidt would serve his country in World War II and lost three productive seasons of professional hockey, but would return as an effective force and won the coveted Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player in 1951.   
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[email protected] (Site Admin) 1961 Hockey Inductees Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:54:05 +0000
Oliver Siebert http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2500-oliver-siebert http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2500-oliver-siebert Oliver Siebert
One of the first players to turn professional, Oliver Seibert was a local legend in the Berlin (Kitchener) area. He was alleged to be one of the first players to use a wrist shot, and he was a prolific goal scorer in the old Western Ontario Hockey Association. Seibert turned professional in 1904 when he joined the Canadian Soo.   His son, Earl Seibert would also become a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Paul Loicq http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2501-paul-loicq http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2501-paul-loicq Paul Loicq
Although he was a decent player in his native Belgium, it was Paul Loicq’s work in promoting hockey across Europe that earned his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame Builder’s category. Loicq would become the president of the IIHF in 1927 and spent his life dedicated to growing the sport. This is arguably the first true International induction to the Hall.
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Percy LeSueur http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2502-percy-lesueur http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2502-percy-lesueur Percy LeSueur
Initially a Right Winger, Percy LeSueur achieved his greatest success in organized hockey as a Goaltender. LaSueur was not just a student of the net, but a teacher as well. He wrote a manual on the position while in his prime and led Ottawa to two Stanley Cups. While playing, he created the gauntlet style glove and the style of net used in hockey from 1912 to 1925. “Peerless” Percy may not have been the best Goalie of his time, but his innovations aided the game and for his overall contributions to goaltending makes his induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame was warranted. 
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Syl Apps http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2503-syl-apps http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1960s-inductees/1961-hockey-inductees/2503-syl-apps Syl Apps
A career Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Syl Apps won a large share of hardware for the Buds. Considered by his peers, his fans and his employers to be one of the classiest guys in the sport, Apps was also a very skilled player. He would twice lead the NHL in assists and retired with a point per game average. He won the first ever Calder Trophy in1937 as the Rookie of the Year, and won the Lady Byng in 1942 and three Stanley Cups. Apps would go down as one of the best captains the Toronto Maple Leafs ever had.
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