Windsor Women’s Ice Hockey Team 1924
Windsor Women’s Hockey Team – 1924 Goal-Mabel Smith, Edna Norris, Babe Caldwell, Naneo Ward, Aletha Card, Essie Mounce, Dot Mosher, Mgr. W.W. Shaw Front: Team Mascot Jean Reid, daughter of Town Photographer Harry Reid. They traveled to play recreational games with teams in adjacent Annapolis Valley Towns. The town women and Windsor Academy high school girls continued to have teams through WW II and into the 1970s.
Little Jean Reid on Bob Skates
Photograph of Little Jean Reid on Bob Skates (the daughter of Photographer Harry Reid) Note: ’24 on puck lower left corner = 1924
Windsor Women’s Team 1926
Windsor, N.S. Girls – 1926 Back: Peggy Christie, Kay Hains, St. Clair McKay (coach), Grace Smith, Helen Bezanson, Vivian McRae, Lillian Fletcher, Mary Anthony, “Gib” Mounce (coach) Front: Marjorie Poole, Jeanne Jadis, Kay Anslow Taking a few moments off from hockey practice for a photo opportunity with their coaches, alongside Windsor’s old Stannus Street Rink.
Kay Anslow 1929
An outstanding all round athlete shown here in her Ice Hockey outfit. Kay played tennis, golf, baseball and Ice Hockey from childhood on. As editor of the Hants Journal, she later covered those sporting events in Windsor, N.S. for many years.
Windsor Academy Girls Hockey Team 1936
They traveled 45 miles by train to Halifax for games with Dalhousie University and High School teams and stayed overnight at the homes of the members of the other teams. They later extended the same courtesies to their adversaries. That’s what women’s hockey was like in the 1930s.
Windsor Academy Girls Team Photo 1946 (Championship year)
They borrowed outfits and equipment from the high school senior team and played challengers from other Annapolis Valley teams. This year the Windsor Academy Girls were champions!
Joan Vaughan – Windsor Academy Girls Goalie 1946
Annapolis Valley Girls Hockey Trophy
This trophy was won in 1946 by Windsor Academy Girls Hockey Team
Windsor Academy Girls Hockey Team and Local Gyros 1948
They had played Ice Hockey as high school girls and went on to form a team representing the town at the next level layed with similar teams in Annapolis Valley towns, for the love of the game. Here they are seen with members of the local Gyro Club, a friendship group, after an exhibition game as a fund raiser.
Windsor Rockettes Hockey Team Photo 1949
Back: Sheila Dunphy, Ellen “Minnie” Meagher, Gerry Singer, Mary Yeaton, Ruth Creed, Helen Hood, Ruth Manning Front: Betty Singer, Ruth Dill, Marilyn Hanson, Barbara MacDonald, Jean Chambers Having played high school hockey, they formed a “town” team and played with similar teams in Annapolis Valley towns, merely for the love of the game.
Acadia University Women’s Hockey Team Photo 1924
1924 Photo of Acadia University Women’s Team Captain Marie Sexton
Marie Sexton of Windsor, N.S. was captain of Acadia Women’s Hockey Team – 1924. Other family members were also talented hockeyists.
Garth Vaughan with Marie (Sexton) Musser and Jim Pineo - 1999
Marie (Sexton) Purnell Musser, shown as she was inducted as a member of the Birthplace of Hockey Hall of Fame by author Garth Vaughan representing Windsor Hockey Heritage Society in Windsor, Nova Scotia, at age 97, in 1999. She presently lives in Mifflinburg, Pa. and returned home to accept the honor. Shown with Marie is Jimmy Pineo, outstanding Nova Scotia hockey player of the 1940-50s who was also inducted into the Birthplace of Hockey Hall of Fame.
Windsor Womens Hockey Team 1957-58
Marilyn Fox, Marie Payne, Prudence Normandeau, Barb Williams, Rose Spence, Laura Baxter, Peggy Williams, Marie Sexton(Capt.) This team played for the previous five years without suffering a defeat. This season they scored 61 goals. Unbeaten in five years, these girls were ‘holy terrors” on ice!
Marie Sexton Dill 1958
A very competitive Windsor female hockeyist in the 1950s, Marie regularly scored 50 goals in a three month season, and won the Annapolis Valley Women’s Hockey MVP award. She had such stamina and love for hockey that she frequently played the entire game, and scored almost at will. It’s too bad that some hockeyist’s careers have to end!