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The Kenora Thistles, 1907

Kenora Thistles 1784

Updated photo, text and location by Peter and Gloria - Posted July, 2012

Kenora Thistles 1784

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The District of Kenora
The City of Kenora
Where three flags are flying
on the waterfront on Bernier Drive
across from First Street South


Coordinates: N 49 46.075 W 94 29.479

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Plaque Text

In January, 1907, a hockey team from Kenora, comprising E. Giroux (goal), A.H. Ross (point), S.I. Griffis (cover point), T. Hooper (rover), W. McGimsie (centre), R. Beaudro (right wing) and T. Phillips (captain and left wing), defeated the Montreal Wanderers in two challenge games at Montreal to win the Stanley Cup. The team was coached and trained by J.A.Link. The trophy, emblematic of the Canadian championship, had been presented by the Governor General, Baron Stanley of Preston, in 1892. Kenora is the smallest town to ever win the Cup.

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> Posted March 25, 2012
This is great that everyone can see that something so small can be a part of something so big, I am very proud of Kenora on how far they have come in their community. I too am from Kenora and feel very lucky to be part of this beautiful little town.




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