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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Frederick “Joe” Cyr (1935-2019)

Athlete, coach.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 December 1935, he played for the Winnipeg Barons (1954) and the US national champions Warroad Lakers senior team. He played in the Eastern Hockey League and Ontario Senior League, and in the Southwest Manitoba Hockey League with the Carman Beavers in the mid-1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, he coached several minor hockey league teams and the St. Boniface Saints Junior A team. His 1980-1981 team won the MJHL championship. He founded the Joe Cyr Progressive Hockey Schools and pioneered the Super Summer Hockey League from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. He died at Winnipeg on 16 November 2019.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

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