The Annapolis Royal Tigers were a senior and intermediate team.

They won the Central Valley Senior Hockey League in 1930-31, 1937-38, 1938-39, & 1939-40. In each of those seasons they entered the Maritimes Senior Playoffs.

The Central Valley League became intermediate after World War II and the Tigers won the league a number of time more.

My Dad used to take us to Hockey Games in the unheated, natural ice, Annapolis Arena to watch the Tigers play against the Digby Ravens; Cornwallis Cougars; Bridgetown Hawks; and Middleton Maple Leafs.

Annapolis players of note included Herman Rushton; Jack & Bud Miller; Bobby Potts; Wilf Sanford; Bun Pulsifer; Eric Lucas; Sam Weir and their spectacular Goalie Larry Flynn-imported from Quebec each year to keep the Team competitive!

The team was merged with the Digby Ravens for the 1934-35 season. That team would finish second in the regular season standings and then lose in the semifinals.

The Annapolis Tigers also won the Central Valley Intermediate League Championship in 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, & 1950-51.

Eric Lucas mentioned above was actually David Lucas. Tigers goalie, Larry Flynn was an Acadian from the French Shore (Meteghan area) of NS.

Another notable player for the Annapolis Tigers was Frank Melanson. He was also an Acadian from Church Point, N.S. who started playing senior hockey at the age of 15 with the Church Point Acadians in 1930-31. Frank went on to play a total of 23 years of senior/immediate hockey, retiring after the 1952-53 season with the Tigers, at age 38. He played two years with the Church Point Acadians, three with Bridgetown Hawks, two with Wolfville, and fifteen with the Annapolis Tigers. He played on a total of eight league championship teams, two with the Hawks (1934 & 35) and six with the Tigers (1938 & 40; 1948-51). Frank was reported to have been a "prolific scorer." He was known as "Mr. Hockey in Annapolis & one of the best boosters of sports in the town."

Western Valley Senior League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1928-29 4 0 4 0 0 - - 3rd Did not qualify
1929-30 3rd Did not qualify

Central Valley Senior Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1930-31 Won Championship
1930-31 Maritimes Senior Playoffs 2 1 1 0 2 3 4 - Lost Quarterfinal
1931-32 2nd Lost Final
1932-33 Lost Final
1933-34 4th Did not qualify
1935-36 12 0 12 0 0 - - 4th Did not qualify
1936-37 4th Did not qualify
1937-38 1st Won Championship
1937-38 Maritimes Senior Playoffs 2 0 1 1 1 8 12 - Lost Quarterfinal
1938-39 1st Won Championship
1938-39 Maritimes Senior Playoffs 4 2 2 0 4 17 22 - Lost Semifinal
1939-40 Won Championship
1939-40 Maritimes Senior Playoffs 2 0 1 1 1 3 6 - Lost Quarterfinal
1945-46 4th Did not qualify

Central Valley Intermediate Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1947-48 Won Championship
1947-48 Nova Scotia Intermediate Playoffs - - - - - - - Lost Nova Scotia Semi Final
1948-49 Won Championship
1948-49 Nova Scotia Intermediate Playoffs 4 2 2 0 4 34 26 - Lost Nova Scotia Quarter Final
1949-50 Won Championship
1949-50 Nova Scotia Intermediate Playoffs 4 2 2 0 4 34 26 - Lost Nova Scotia Quarter Final
1950-51 Won Championship
1950-51 Nova Scotia Intermediate Playoffs - - - - - - - - Lost Nova Scotia Quarter Final
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