Players Who Advanced

Grimbsy Peach Kings Players Who Advanced to the NHL

MARVIN " CYCLONE "  WENTWORTH

Grimsby Knocker Hill team -- 1921  (  1st Peach King team renamed later )

Chicago Black Hawks ---             1927- 1928,  1928 - 1929 , 1929 - 1930  , 1931 - 1932

Montreal Maroons  ---                   1932 - 1933 , 1933 - 1934 , 1934 - 1935 , 1935 - 1936 ,

                                                             1936 - 1937 , 1937 - 1938

Montreal Canadians  --                1938 - 1939 , 1939 - 1940

 

 

JACK   RITCHIE  " POP "  McVICAR

Grimsby Peach Kings  --           1923 -1924,   1924 - 1925,    1925 - 1926,  1936 - 1937

Montreal Maroons  --                   1930 - 1931,  1931 - 1932

 

COACHED THE PEACH KINGS IN 1946 - 1947 WINNING THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DIED IN 1952  --   47 YEARS OLD

 

 

BILL CARSON  ( brother of Gerry )

Grimsby Peach Kings  --                        1923 - 1924

 Toronto St. Pats  /   Maple Leafs  --  1926 -- 1927 , 1927 - 1928 , 1928 - 1929

 Boston Bruins  --                                      1929 - 1930

 

WON THE STANLEY CUP WITH BOSTON BRUINS SCORING THE WINNING GOAL IN 1929

2003 INDUCTED INTO THE BOBBY ORR HALL OF FAME IN PARRY SOUND

 

 

GERRY CARSON  ( GERALD )  ( brother of Bill )

Grimsby Peach Kings  --  1923 - 1924  , 1924 - 1925 , 1925 - 1926 , 1926 - 1927

New York Rangers   --        1928 - 1929  ( 10 games )

Montreal Canadiens  --     1928 - 1929,  1929 - 1930,  1932 - 1933 , 1933 - 1934 ,

                                                    1934 - 1935

Montreal Maroons  --         1936 - 1937

 

WON THE STANLEY CUP WITH THE MONTREAL CANADIENS 1929 - 30 SEASON

2003 INDUCTED INTO THE BOBBY ORR HOCKEY HALL OF FAME IN PARRY SOUND

HE WAS 56 WHEN HE DIED IN 1956

 

GEORGE HORNE " SHORTY "

Grimsby Peach Kings  --   1924 - 1925

Montreal Maroons --           1925 - 1926,  1926 - 1927

Toronto Maple Leafs --      1928 - 1929

 

IN THE SUMMER OF 1929 SHORTY WAS ON A PROSPECTING TRIP WITH HIS FRIENDS WHEN A STORM CAME UP TIPPED THE CANOE AND SHORTY DROWNED 

 

LEO REIS JR

Grimsby Peach Kings    ----    1930's

Chicago Black Hawks   ---  1945 - 1946,  1946 -1947

Detroit Red Wings  ----         1947 --   1952

New York Rangers  ---         1952 - 1954

 

Won 2 Stanley Cups   ---   1948 &  1950

1st player in NHL to play with his Father  Leo Reis  Sr.

 

RON  MURPHY

Grimsby Peach Kings  ----    1948 - 1949

New York Rangers  ---            1952 - 1953,  1953 - 1954,  1954 - 1955, 1955 - 1956,  1956 - 1957,

Chicago Black Hawks --       1957 -1958, 1958 - 1959, 1959 - 1960, 1960- 1961,

                                                        1961 - 1962,  1962 - 1963, 1963 - 1964

   Detroit Red Wings  --          1964 - 1965,  1965 - 1966

  Boston Bruins --                    1966 - 1967, 1967 - 1968,  1968 - 1969 ,  1969 - 1970

 

WON THE STANLEY CUP IN 1961 WITH THE CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS

WON THE STANLEY CUP IN 1970 WITH THE BOSTON BRUINS

 

 

SCOTT VANDERBURGH

Grimsby Peach Kings --   1974 - 1975

Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 1979

 

COACHED THE PEACH KING IN THE LATE 1970'S

DIED OF CANCER BEFORE HE COULD SUIT UP WITH THE RED WINGS

 

 

DENNIS VERVERGAERT

Grimsby Peach Kings  --  1968 - 1969,   1969 - 1970

Vancouver Canucks --       1973 - 1974 , 1974 - 1975 , 1975 - 1976 , 1976 - 1977 , 1978 - 1979

Philadelphia Flyers  -   -   1978 - 1979 , 1979 - 1980

Washington Capitals --     1980 - 1981

 

 

BILL BERG

Grimsby Peach Kings --   1983 - 1984,  1984 - 1985

New York Islanders --        1988 - 1989,  1990 - 1991,  1991 -- 1992 , 1992 - 1993

Toronto Maple Leafs --     1992 - 1993 , 1993 - 1994 , 1994 - 1995 , 1995 - 1996

New York Rangers --        1995 -- 1996 , 1996 - 1997 , 1997 - 1998

Ottawa Senators --            1998 - 1999

 

 

PAUL BERALDO

Grimsby Peach Kings --           1984 - 1985

Boston Bruins  --                        1987 - 1988

Canadian National Team --     1989 - 1990

Italy  --                                             1990 - 1991 , 1991 - 1992 , 1992  - 1993

Germany  --                                   1994 - 1995 , 1995 - 1996 , 1997 - 1998 , 1997 - 1998

Swiss  --                                           1998 - 1999

Britain  --                                         2000 - 2001

 

 

JOHN SCOTT

Grimsby Peach Kings      1999 -- 2000

Minnesota Wild --               2008  - 2009 , 2009 - 2010

Chicago Black Hawks --   2010 -- 2011 , 2011 - 2012

New York Rangers  --         2011 --  2012

Buffalo Sabres --                 2012 -- 2013

San Jose Sharks  ==          2014 -  2015

Arizona  Coyotes  --           2015 -  2016

Montreal Canadiens         2015 -  2016

 

STEVE MASON

Grimsby Peach Kings --         2004 -- 2005

Columbus Blue Jackets --    2008 -- 2009 , 2009 - 2010 , 2010 - 2011 , 2011 - 2012

Philadelphia Flyers  --             2012  --  2013 , 2013 - 2014 --- 2016-17

International   ---        Gold medal for Canada

Winnipeg  Jets                       2017 - 18

Special Mention

HARRY REID

Grimsby Peach Kings  -- 1922 - 1923 , 1923 - 1924 , 1924 - 1925 , 1925 - 1926  

                                            Came back and played with the Peach Kings in the 1930's  

World War 1  -- 1916 - 1918 overseas

Chicago Cardinals / Americans   ---  1926 - 1927

 

ARTIE CLARK

Grimsby Peach Kings   --  1924 - 1925  ,  1937 - 1938

Chicago Cardinals / Americans ( American Hockey League ) --  1926 - 1927

Cleveland Indians  ( International Hockey League )   1929 - 1930 , 1930 - 1931 , 

                                                                                                 1931 - 1932

                                                                                       

WINSTON  " BUD " FISHER

Grimsby Peach Kings   ---   1924 - 1925

Chicago Cardinals   /  Americans  ----   1926 - 1927

1926 - 1927  -----   4 members of the winning 1924 - 1925 team played with the Chicago Cardinals / Americans

ARTIE CLARK  --  HARRY  REID  --  "POP" McVICAR  --  " BUD "  FISHER AND MARVIN WENTWORTH " CYCLONE "  

 

BRIAN CULLEN

COACHED THE PEACH KINGS IN 1968.   HE IS A FORMER NHL PLAYER WITH THE NEW YORK RANGERS AND TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS.    HE IS THE CURRENT OWNER OF CULLEN'S MOTORS IN ST. CATHARINES

 

" TOE "  BLAKE    ---  Did not play for the Peach Kings  --  he practiced here with Montreal

Toe was with the Hamilton Tigers in 1932.  He worked at National Steel Car Co. and then  while playing professional hockey he came home in the summer to work on his in-laws family farm on Winston Rd. ( Kelson and Baseline ) in Winona.   

Toe signed with the Montreal Maroons in 1935 and he came with the team for their summer training at the Grimsby Peach King arena.   Grimsby had excellent ice making equipment in the summer because of the fruit industry.  

BILL ROOKER

Peach Buds  -- 1936 - 1937 , 1937 - 1938 , 1938 - 1939

  Then he left to fight in the 2nd World War.  During the War he played on the Army Hockey Team.  After the war he went on to play Professional hockey in the International Ice Hockey Federation in Europe.  The team played all over Europe -- England, Paris, Sweden and Switzerland to crowds of 70,000 people in arenas twice the size of Maple Leaf Gardens. 

HOWARD DUFFIELD  &   JOHN  CLANCY

Grimsby Peach Kings ---  1945 -- 1946

They played  in the Scottish Ice Hockey League

 

PETE HORACHEK

 Grimsby Peach Kings --  1975 - 1976  , 1976 - 1977

Played with the Saginaw/Flint Generals and in Norway

Became Asst. Coach of the Nashville Predators

2013  Coach of the Florida Panthers

He won the Turner Cup Championship as a player in 1984 and as a Coach in 2001

 

DOUG McKAY

Grimsby Peach Kings   --                                1970 - 1971,  1971 - 1972

Asst. Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs   --   1982 - 1983

Asst. Coach for New Jersey Devils  --             1988 - 1989

 

BRETT NASBY

Grimsby Peach Kings  --  2002  --  2003

Played for Oshawa, Erie, & Rochester

Florida Panthers --   2004  entry level draft