1935 Ontario Jr. O.R.F.U. Champs Windsor Border City Grads
L/R - Harry Heydon - Blake Sherman
The Windsor Grads in 1935, won the first O.R.F.U. Championship in the city's history.
They accomplished a major feat in winning 10 games, tying one and losing none, for a
total of 182 points scored and only 29 points against.
They won the league with a victory over the second place Chatham Red Devils that clinched
their bid for the Ontario playoffs.
The next round was a battle with the favoured Woodstock team of a two game, total point,
home and home series. The Grads won the first game in Woodstock by a 14-7 margin. The
second game in Windsor, at the Kennedy Collegiate Stadium in bad weather was a 6-2 Grad
victory. The Grads with a total point win of 20-9 were off to the finals.
The final was against the Hamilton Italo-Canadians in a one game sudden death match.
The Grads shutout the Hamilton squad by a 13-0 score and claimed the Jr. O.R.F.U.
The Players & coaches of the Windsor Grads 1935 team
L-R Ronald Pryke, Blake Sherman, Lloyd Chirkoski, Lawrence Leonard, Wes Trinier,
Willie Rogin, Harry Heydon, Eugene Dunn, Ellsworth Pierce, Don Hogan, Jack Peck,
Willie Patton, Pat Keenan (trainer), Jim Perkins (Asst. Coach), Pete Sinclair (A.C.),
Charlie O'Brien (Coach), Hugh Harrison, Joe Bryce, Jake Norwood, Bill Hudson, Don Gray,
Ray Lyons, Stan Smith, John Baillie, Len Christian, Harold Wilson, John McKay,
George Mackay (Captain), Jack Kent.
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