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Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Mosienko (1921-1994)

Hockey player.

Born in Winnipeg’s North End on 2 November 1921, he played 14 years and 711 games with the Chicago Black Hawks (1942-1955), scoring 258 goals and 282 assists. He once scored three goals in twenty-one seconds in a game against the New York Rangers, still a record. He subsequently played for the Winnipeg Warriors. In 1958 he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. A five-time NHL All-star, he was inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame (1965) and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1980). He was a founding board member for the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He died on 9 July 1994 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. An ice arena in Winnipeg has been named for him.


“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life, Volume 1, published by E. R. Publishing & Communications Ltd., Winnipeg, 2003, ISBN 0-973346-0-5 (paper).

We thank Kent Morgan for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2021

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