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College universitaire de Saint-Boniface -- educator of choice for Stanley Cup-winning students.

Who knew?

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?

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About Nick Martin

Nick Martin is the old bearded guy at the back of the newsroom, the most experienced reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, having started his career in Ontario in 1971.

He’s been covering education for the Free Press since the spring of 1997, after decades primarily covering municipal politics, including a four-year stint at the Ontario legislature for the London Free Press.

Nick moved to Manitoba in 1988 with his Winnipeg-born wife, who is a professor at the University of Manitoba. They have two kids, both of whom graduated from Grant Park High School: son Chris and daughter Gillian.

Nick has won a national journalism award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, two Manitoba Human Rights Journalism awards, and the Ontario Reporters Association investigative award.

Nick is a long-distance runner, having finished and survived 18 marathons and 15 half-marathons and 30-kilometre races, and having (barely) survived 10 years as an outdoor and indoor soccer coach.

Nick became a soccer referee in 2007, delighting in his 60s in outrunning 16-year-olds and keeping his distance from obstreperous coaches and parents.

Nick and his wife have discovered a mutual love for kayaking at their Whiteshell cottage, and are both regulars at the Reh-Fit Centre. They hold season tickets to both the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Warehouse, and as empty nesters, have rediscovered the joys of an active winter vacation.

A native of Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, Nick is a member of the Toon Army as a Newcastle United supporter, and a proud citizen of Leafs Nation.

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