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July 31, 2015

Frank Ingram

Frank Ingram was born in Craven, Saskatchewan. He first became famous as a hockey player when he travelled 40 kilometers south to Regina to play for the Regina Pats junior team in 1924. He, along with Johnny Gottselig, was a member of the Pats very first Memorial Cup championship in 1925. Ingram scored the overtime game winning goal on a rink long rush in game one against the Toronto Aura Lee.

Ingram was able to parlay that junior success to three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks in the early 1930s. His best season was 1930-31 when he scored 17 goals in 43 games. He would total 24 goals and 40 points over his 101 NHL game career. He added eight more seasons in the minor leagues as a well travelled hockey player. He played with 15 teams in 8 different leagues!

One of his stops was three seasons - two as an all-star - with the Oklahoma City Warriors of the American Hockey Association. It was in Oklahoma City that he returned to live after hockey was done. He remained their until his passing in 1985. He was 79 years old.

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