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This article was published 8/1/2010 (2521 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
College universitaire de Saint-Boniface -- educator of choice for Stanley Cup-winning students.
OK, OK, the last one was in 1934, but still.....
The English-language version of Sous la coupole, CUSB's glossy new magazine, lists three former students whose names are engraved on the Stanley Cup.
That last St. Boniface student to hoist the cup -- sorry, The Cup -- was Rosario 'Lolo' Couture of the Chicago Blackhawks in 1934.
CUSB can also boast that Clement Loughlin was captain of the Victoria Cougars in 1925, and the first CUSB student to grace Lord Stanley's mug was Antoine 'Tony' Gingras of the Winnipeg Victorias in 1901.
Any reader who watched them play is encouraged to get in touch.
Loughlin earned a BA in commerce, Gingras fell a little short of graduating university before leaving the school, and Couture graduated high school back in the days when CUSB started at Grade 7.
Any schools out there keeping track of their connection with the Stanley Cup? I figure that numerous Manitoba high schools must have at least one, but how many schools have more than one student who later played on a Stanley Cup champion?
The University of Manitoba cites one Stanley Cup winner among its alumni -- Andy Blair, who came out of St. John's College and won the Stanley Cup in 1932 as a forward on the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had a long career in the NHL.
Of course, as a proud citizen of Leafs Nation, I would find a way to include that.
And no, I didn't see Blair play, though the mighty Maples, bound for Stanley Cup glory, have won eight Stanley Cups in my lifetime.
Neither Brandon University nor the University of Winnipeg has been able to unearth any Stanley Cup winners among alumni.
How about letting me know if your school produced a Stanley Cup winner?