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Blaine N. Sexton

Blaine Nathaniel Sexton

Blaine Nathaniel Sexton - Windsor Swastikas 1912
Blaine Nathaniel Sexton – Windsor Swastikas 1912

Blaine Nathaniel Sexton -“B.N.S” of Windsor, Nova Scotia made a major contribution to Ice Hockey over the years. As a youth, he attended King’s College School where the game originated. He starred playing for the college team and later for Windsor’s noted senior team, the ‘Swastikas’. Then came The Great War at which time he went overseas in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Remaining in England following the war, he organized the London Lions Ice Hockey Team which dominated the European Ice Hockey scene in the 1920s-30s after the Oxford Blues had set the stage for British championships. According to newspaper accounts of the era, Sexton was the fastest skater, best stick-handler, highest scoring, one-man rush artist on European ice surfaces for nearly two decades. British and European journalists honed their sports writing skills while reporting the new game from Nova Scotia by attempting to describe Sexton’s ice antics and triumphs.

B.N.Sexton became a member of the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950. He became a member of the Birthplace of Hockey Hall of Fame in Windsor, N.S. in 1993.

Sexton’s Leather Puck

Other family members were also talented hockeyists. See:- Hockeyists – Women – Marie Sexton and Marie Sexton Hockeyists – Women – Marie (Sexton) Dill and also:- Hockeyists – Women – Hazel (Sexton) Wilcox

For More on King’s-Edgehill School today, see “Hockeyists” Links

 

England’s Best 1934

Falmouth Boy Rated England's Best at 40 Blaine N. Sexton, Former Windsor Hockeyist, Captains London Lions - Is Rated Highly
Falmouth Boy Rated England’s Best at 40
Blaine N. Sexton, Former Windsor Hockeyist,
Captains London Lions – Is Rated Highly

Windsor, Jan. 2. – Interesting hockey news comes to Windsor via English and Scottish newspapers concerning hockey over there and of special interest to Windsorians is the exploits of Blaine N. Sexton, a former member of the senior Windsor team of some years ago which put Windsor on the map as the home town of high-class hockey. Blaine is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sexton of Falmouth. He is a war Veteran who married an English girl and remained in London in business with fruit brokers and commission merchants in which he is doing well. While not neglecting business he can- not resist the lure of Canada’s winter sport in which he proved himself efficient on the Windsor lineup in the years when Windsor held championships and trained home boys who are now starring with Halifax.

Wolves, Fredericton Capitols and New Haven Eagles. Blaine is now captain of the London Lions and from the London papers has received a lot of flattering publicity. The Birmingham Daily Express reporting a game in which “Canada beat England 4 to 0 in an international match” said, “Mr. B. N. Sexton the English back was the best individual players on the rink and the hero of the match. Scores of times he played with the speed of an express train, beating every opponent with the exception of the goal keeper. He had more shots at goal than any player in either team.” “England lost because, although they excelled in individual efforts their team work was scratchy.” Another paper referring to hockey in general and the many ice hockey clubs springing up all over England refers to the sport as “not strictly a young man’s game.” The paper goes on to say that “it is estimated that it takes three years to become first-class, but it is also stressed that the most brilliant player in this country and the fastest skater in Britian is N. B. Sexton the England back (we say defense). He will soon be 40 years of age.