July 11, 2009
Brothers: Max, Doug and Reg Bentley
Pictured above are Brothers Max and Doug Bentley, two of the most celebrated players of their day.
Together with Bill Mosienko they formed the "Pony Line," powering the Chicago Black Hawks. All three having scored 200-plus career goals and earning enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Max was nicknamed the "Dipsy Doodle Dandy" for his dazzling skating. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP in 1946 and won two consecutive Art Ross Trophies as the league's leading scorer. He finished his career with 245 goals and 299 assists.
Doug was a Blackhawk from 1939-52 and like his brother, was an Art Ross Trophy winner (1943). A four-time All-Star, Doug finished his career with 219 goals and 324 assists.
During the Pony Line days Mosienko may have been an honorary brother, but Max and Doug did have another brother who played in the National Hockey League. In fact he played in Chicago for 11 games, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists before returning to Saskatchewan. Meet Reg Bentley.