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Page 89 - Glace Bay Cinderella Miners

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1 (262 reads)

Sydney had a powerhouse team. But this "Legs" Fraser was excellent. Glace Bay takes "Legs" Fraser and they're leading the series three games to nothing or some? thing. They're leading the finals three games to nothing. Sydney protests. And the League then throws "Legs" Fraser out, calls the games null and void. The three games that had been played. The fans in Glace Bay go cra? zy. Like, they're going to lynch people coming from Sydney, and they're going to pound the hell out of all the fans. So they set up barricades at Reserve. And the wholesalers weren't allowed to come into Glace Bay to sell the merchants food! It was ridiculous. And of course, they lost then. Once they lost "Legs" Fraser, they lost. But they had been leading the series 3-nothing. And that's kind of a famous story. The emotions between Glace Bay and Sydney were never the best when it came to hockey. But that was a terrible confrontation.... (Okay, Bill, so the Miners win. And they beat Halifax for the Nova Scotia champion? ship.) Then we play the Maritime Title. See, each province would declare a winner, then you'd declare a regional. So P.E.I., New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia would play off for the Maritime Crown. Then, they would have to play Quebec. We won the Maritime Crown, The West would have their representative who would eventu? ally play off with Ontario. Then the win? ners would meet for the National Crown.... Lloyd MacDonald '1' 1 I.ML4.-IJJI IMi Our 30th Year 124 KINGS ROAD SYDNEY RIVER Toll Free 1-800-565-9427 20 CAR SHOWROOM So, when our season was over, at the com? pletion of our season, once we won the Maritime Crown, presumably we were fin? ished then. Because we were never consid? ered strong enough to go any further. We had sent teams--we had sent teams up. You know, you were supposed to play off. So, I'll give you an example. North Sydney went up and picked up this Freddie Courtney one year--I think it was the year before. And they were beaten 14-nothing or 14-1 by Quebec. It wasn't much of a series, because we didn't have the calibre of players Que? bec or Ontario had. So, when we won the Maritime Crown, for all intents and purpos? es our season was finished. There was no scheduled play-off with anybody else. But we had a fellow in Glace Bay by the Visit an Underground Coal Mine • 89 Pathfinder 4x4 NOW IN STOCK T'l? Miners* Museum Glace Bay, N. S. One of the Foremost Museums in Nova Scotia! Bring your famiiy to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of touring an actual Coal Mine with a retired miner as your guide. After touring Museum and Mine, visit the well-stocked Gift Shop and the Miners' Village Restaurant on the same 15- acre site located just one mile from downtown Glace Bay. The Miners' Museum Is Open Year Round and Welcomes Group Tours. During June, July, and August, Inquire about Tuesday Nigtit Concerts witii the "iVIen of ttie Deeps" For Information about Hours and Rates: PHONE (902) 849-4522 Fully Licensed Restaurant ctiow Van fgo A Warm Welcome OPEN DAILY 11 A.M. to 1 A.M. FRL and SAT. till 2 A.M. SUN. till MIDNIGHT Major Credit Cards Accepted Gift Certificates * Ample Parking Oriental and Canadian Cuisine in a relaxed and elegant dining atmosphere Daily Luncheon Specials Banquet Facilities Available Take Out Orders Delivered Excellent Service and Fine Food. t) 460 Grand Lake Rd,, Sydney 562-0088 or 539-2825
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