March 17, 2015

Rosie "Lolo" Couture

Rosie Couture, affectionately known as Lolo, was a scoring sensation out of Manitoba in the 1920s. He absolutely dominated the Winnipeg senior leagues, playing for teams like the Argonauts, Winnipegs and Maroons.

The right winger would score 48 goals and 56 assists for 114 points in 309 NHL games, all but 10 of which were played in Chicago over seven seasons.

He helped the Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 1934, and returned in 1935 only to wear the goat horns. In the final game against the Montreal Maroons, Couture took a 5 minute major penalty in the opening moments of overtime. He broke his heavy stick over the head of Montreal star Dave Trottier. leaving the star crumpled on the ice, bleeding badly and needing help off of the ice.. Baldy Northcott scored on the ensuing power play to to give the Maroons the win. Couture was jettisoned out of the league in the summer by the Hawks who were unhappy with incident.

Couture returned to Winnipeg after his life in hockey, working for the Canadian National Railway.

Couture passed away in St. Boniface, Manitoba on March 1st, 1986. He was 80 years old.

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