zip + sting

Redvers Green 1Zip + Sting: Wilfred was the elder Sudbury Green to play for the New York Americans; Redvers (above) was the younger. Shorty and Red they were known as, respectively. Shorty was the captain when the brothers played for the Hamilton Tigers in 1925, and he led the team in the first players’ strike, which the NHL punished by suspending the team and selling it to buyers in New York: hence the Americans. Shorty ascended to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. For Red, his best night was back in Hamilton, in December of 1924, when he scored five goals on John Ross Roach of Toronto’s St. Patricks. “The little fellow from the northland was tireless,” said the papers next day. Also: “Goalkeeper Roach never had a chance. These fleet Hamilton players were merciless. They just naturally beat the defense with the greatest possible ease, and when they let the puck go there was a zip and a sting behind it that spelled goal.” Final score: 10-3.

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