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Skatewrangler: Trainer Ernie Cook talks shop with Elmer Lach at the Montreal Forum in the year of our Habs 1945. Cook presided over the Canadiens’ skates and sharpener, their unguents and liniments and its sutures during two Stanley-Cup-winning campaigns, in 1944 and ’46, though his name is engraved just the once, for the former. (Photo: Conrad Poirier, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)


skate and sutures man