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Floyd Smith — Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs —Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Floyd Smith — Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs —Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Perth Remembered

January 18, 2016  · FLOYD SMITH

Floyd Robert Donald Smith (born May 16, 1935 in Perth, Ontario). In 1954-55 Smith played junior hockey with the Galt Black Hawks in the OHA. He made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins, playing 3 games with the team in 1954- 1955. 1956-57 with the Hershey Bears AHL then called up to the Bruins for 23 games that year. Smith then spent 5 years with the New York Rangers organization with the Springfield Indians AHL, cracking the Rangers line up for only a 29-game stint in 1961. In 1963, Smith was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings. He scored an NHL career high 49 points during the 1965-66 season. At the 1968 trade deadline, he was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres during the 1970 expansion draft and served as the team’s first captain. Smith became an assistant coach with the Sabres in 1972. The next year, he was hired as head coach of the team’s top farm club, the AHL’s Cincinnati Swords. He won a Calder Cup in the first of his two year’s with the team. In 1974, he became Buffalo’s head coach, leading the team to a loss in the Stanley Cup Final in his first year. He also coached the World Hockey Association’s Cincinnati Stingers for the 1976-77 season and was Toronto Maple Leafs coach for the first 68 games of the 1979-80. He remained with the Leafs as a scout until being promoted to General Manager, a position he held for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons

Perth RememberedMy Father, Walter Bromley, managed Shaws for many years and one Christmas we got tickets from a clothing traveller to the Montreal Forum to see the Canadiens play the Red Wings. We caught the midnight train in Perth to Montreal and we were on our way to an amazing adventure. On game day Dad called Floyd at the hotel the Wings were staying and Floyd told Dad to bring us over to the hotel when the Red Wings were leaving for the game. We were sitting in the lobby and all the Wings players were there. I had brought pictures of the Wings with me and got autographs from them all. The big surprise was when I got a tap on my shoulder and looked up and there was Gordie Howe. It was an amazing experience for a young lad from Perth and will always cherish that memory. Still have all the pics with the autographs.

Bonny Dee HamiltonWe lived next door to the Smiths and they had a T.V. before we did. Mr. Smith would invite my grandfather over to watch the hockey games, it got very exciting when Floyd was playing. Even after we got a T.V. it was more fun watching them seeing their son play. He treated me well when he came home, never complained about me following him around.

Cathy HansenFloyd Smith arranged to have a hockey stick signed by Toronto Maple players for my brother Greg when the family went on a weekend trip to Toronto. Not sure what year it was but Tim Horton was one of the players that signed it. As I understand it, Floyd was with the opposing team that night but still had it signed by Greg’s favourite team. He always cherished this hockey stick and left it to cousin Tom when he died.

John ReidSometime in the early 1960’s I caddied for Dr. Walsh who played in a regular Saturday foursome with Floyd Smith, Jim Dicola and Alf Ashton. Quite a thrill for a young hockey fan!

Perth Remembered
June 25, 2017  · 


1962 WINNERS OF THE PERTH JOURNAL SHIELD. Members of the golf team are from the left; Glenn Crain, Manse Robinson, Rusty White, Ken Burns, Floyd Smith, Tom Warapius, David Craig, Charles Montgomery, Jim Rutherford.

Perth Remembered
March 4, 2017  · 


GLEN TAY DOES IT AGAIN – 1951. Lanark Trophy Winners, the Glen Tay Intermediate Hockey Club, winners for the fourth consecutive year, of the Lankie Trophy emblematic of the Ba-Lan-Tay championship. They eliminated the Perth Ramblers in three straight games. Top row, left to right, Carl Quartermain (executive), Dan Brady (playing coach), John Chaplin, Don Brady, Gerry Brady, Cameron Chaplin, Don Chaplin (manager), Tom Brady (executive). Bottom row, left to right; Merv Roberts, Floyd Smith, Larry Brady, Freddy Quartermain, Kevin Brady (mascot), Bruce Broadbent, Art Quartermain. Pretty powerful hockey team. NOTE: 3 years later Floyd Smith would be playing junior hockey with the Galt Black Hawks in the OHA. He made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins, playing 3 games with the team in 1954-1955 then on to a long NHL career as both player, coach and general manage

Documenting Maryann Morley — Extraordinary Hockey Mom

The Falcon History and Hockey– Comments from the Readers

1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

You have to Paint the Ice White?

Chatter with Gerry Townend — Fred Trafford 1983

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

“The Doug Gilmour Car”- Believe it or Not Carleton Place?

“The Doug Gilmour Car”- Believe it or Not Carleton Place?




My son who owns Motorhouse on Highway 7 has collected things since he was a child. In fact we were always worried he would start another collection if we gave him two of something. He had signed hockey photos and pucks, and even a prize reply letter from famed children’s book author Robert Munsch. To this day I still don’t know what happened to that letter. After Schuyleur found out Munsch had a cocaine problem he immediately flew down to the bottom of Sky’s admiration food chain.

Sky brought in a Corvette to his lot awhile ago that had a story– a real big story that it once belonged to Doug Gilmour of the Toronto Maple Leafs. A few of us (like his Mother) didn’t want to doubt him– but behind closed doors whispers were abound. A lot of whispers–in fact we compared the “John Voight” car that George had on Seinfeld to this whole story. Each time we saw the Corvette Steve and I would quote Seinfeld.

JERRY: You bought a car because it belonged to Jon Voight?

GEORGE (defensive): No, no…

JERRY: I think yes, yes. You like the idea of telling people you’re driving Jon Voight’s car.

GEORGE: Alright, maybe I do. So what.




It’s not that we didn’t love the car, we just thought the story was far fetched. We kept asking my son if he had  found a chewed up pencil that belonged to Doug Gilmour in the glove compartment. Sky would always  ask us why would he make up something like that? Of all the names he could pick, why settle on Doug Gilmour? Joking I asked him to check out if it wasn’t owned by Doug Gilmour of  Perth. Or better yet,  do a car search and we’ll see whether or not you’re selling the real Doug Gilmour’s car!

This week we noticed that the car was gone and Steve asked me to ask my son what happened to it. The car had been sold, so I now have to eat crow and no more John Voight jokes. The car had indeed belonged to Doug Gilmore from the Toronto Maples Leafs and he had leased it from Roy Foss in Thornhill, Ontario when it was new. The original colour of the car was blue but later painted black. This was the very car Doug drove when the Maple Leafs made their run to the Conference Final 1992-1993.

So who bought the John Voight Doug Gilmour car? Well none other than Carleton Place Canadians ‘man of the hour’  and head coach of Team Canada East in 2015–Jason Clarke. So Schuyleur, as George Constanza once said,“It’s not a lie if you believe it!” and boy you not only believed it, but your defence came in for the win. Maybe we should all be siting in the penalty box right now. 🙂

Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind…..


Motorhouse Mitsubishi
10446 Hwy 7
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 253-5550






Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.



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