Tom Miller--I was remembering the Almonte Bombers from the 1950/1951 season. They played against Smith Falls, Perth, Carleton Place, Renfrew and Arnprior. I believe that most of the players were from Ottawa. Some of the last names that I remember were: Hughes, Dinardo, Schroader and Lombardo. Does anyone have any memories of this team, were there any Almonte players?
What was the logo and team colours?
Do you remember any of the other players?
The team played there home games at the old rink. My father ran the concession stand for a few years,his name was Bill Miller. My brother Terry and Donnie Peterson used to clean the ice during the first and second period. Any one have a few memories of this Almonte Team?
December 22 1950
Sandy France Hey Tom. The Bomber uniforms were copied from the New York Rangers, (blue with red and white trim). Some of the players I remember were R. Kritsch goal, Santo Imbesi, Rudy Cosantini, Norm Ventura, Archie Creighton, Ivan McAuliffe. Reg Schroeder had played on the 1948 RCAF Flyer Olympic Championship team. As I recall, your father played goal for the wartime version of that team, along with Hall of Famers Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart. Nobody from Almonte on the Bombers team. A couple of years later, they wore Boston Bruin type uniforms and 3 Almonte boys were on the team, Jack Peterson, Mack Edmonds and Torchy Burns. Along with Harold Woermke, I helped run the scoreboard for those games. In the 60’s I played golf with Norm Ventura and worked at the Civic Hospital with Archie Creighton. Pretty sure Archie had played with the Ottawa Senators in the 40’s.