1934 Saskatoon Quakers Hockey Club

Accomplishments: World Hockey Champions, 1934

In 1934 the Moncton Hawks, the previous Allan Cup winners were expected to go compete at the International Amateur tournament but due to lack of funding were unable to go. So the runner-ups of the 1933 Allan Cup, the Saskatoon Quakers were chosen to represent Canada on this international playing field. To fund the trip the Saskatoon team manager, Johny Walker secured a sponsorship from Quaker Oats along with the name Saskatoon Quakers.

The team played extra exhibition games in Canada and in an extended European tour using the gate receipts to defray the travel expenses. The Quakers made their way through thirteen different countries including Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. Representing Canada, the Saskatoon Quakers made their mark, ending off their European tour with a 33-2-1 record and heavily outscoring their opposition 166-21.

The International World Amateur championship series was held in Milan, Italy, where the Quakers would meet two of their toughest opponents. In the semi final against Switzerland the Quakers tied the game forcing overtime. A goal by Cliff Lake gained the Quakers an overtime victory advancing them to the international championship game. In a hard fought championship game against the United States, the Quakers came out on top with another 2-1 victory. The Saskatoon Quakers were International World Amateur Champions and in addition to the championship trophy, they also received a trophy from the Italian government.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1967.

Left to Right:

Front Row: Tommy Dewar, Ab Welsh, Cooney Woods, Les Bird, Ray Watkins

2nd Row: Jim Dewey, Ab Rogers, Burt Scharfe, Elmer Piper, Ron Silver, Cliff Lake, Hobb Wilson (captain), Johnny Walker (manager)