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Billy McGimsie (June 7, 1880 in Woodsville, Ontario - October 28, 1968) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Rat Portage Thistles and Kenora Thistles June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A professional does something as a profession, or receives payment for some activity. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Defenceman (defenseman in American English) is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily defence. ... The small city of Kenora prides itself on their triumphant win of the Stanley Cup in 1907 by the Kenora Thistles ice hockey team. ... The small city of Kenora prides itself on their triumphant win of the Stanley Cup in 1907 by the Kenora Thistles ice hockey team. ...


Billy helped Kenora become the smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup in 1907, but scoring a goal in the two game series against the Montreal Wanderers. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962. The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec, first in the National Hockey Association, then in the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Kenora Thistles: 1907 Stanley Cup Champions: Billy McGimsie (1014 words)
Billy was fairly small for a centerman, only 5'8" and 145 pounds, but what he lacked in size he more than made up for in speed and agility.
McGimsie would later claim that it was the Thistles' incredible front line that invented the modern tic-tac-toe passing game in an era where players would simply lift the puck down to the other end of the ice and then chase after it.
Billy McGimsie was elected to the National Hockey League Hall of Fame in 1960.
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