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Memorable Manitobans: Morden Huron Lake “Ducky” Skinner (1914-1991)

Athlete, restauranteur.

Born in Selkirk, he played hockey for the Selkirk Fishermen, Flin Flon Bombers, and later professionally for the Indianapolis Caps. He managed and coached the Hamilton Cubs in the Ontario Hockey Association. He was a co-founder of the famous Skinner’s Restaurant at Lockport and hosted at the restaurant for many years. He died in Selkirk.

Brother of James Donald Skinner.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 25 August 2008

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