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28 January, 2010

NEW SITE: CLAUDE KEWLEY AND SONS WERE RECRUITERS OF HOCKEY TALENT


NOTE:  Considerable change and adjustment has been made to the text and layout of the "THE KEWLEY STORY" since it was first published.  I am dictated by the unravelling of my memory and the impulse to make the reflective piece a little more personal.  If you checked out the new site a day or two ago, you might want to give it another read -- if interested.
 
In keeping with my goal of writing about interesting people and events, I introduce with this post a new site which tells the story of a little-known era of international ice hockey.  The role that Globe and Mail sports writer Claude Kewley and his four sons played in recruiting Canadian talent for the Scottish Hockey League, 1945-55, has been a well-kept secret.  Claude's eldest son, Keith, ultimately became a legendary coach in Scotland and was recently named to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.  Keith (seen in accompanying photo, circa 1955), a brilliant hockey strategist, would later return to Canada where he established an impressive record as coach of successful Senior and Junior teams in St. Thomas.

*To learn more about THE KEWLEY STORY, click http://scottishhockey.blogspot.comIt's a story I believe deserved to be told.  You do not necessarily need to be a hockey fan to find it interesting.

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