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===OHA dynasty (1937–1944)===
 
===OHA dynasty (1937–1944)===
 
[[Image:Oshawa Generals GM Logo.png|thumb|right|100px|Generals logo<br>1937–1953.]]
 
[[Image:Oshawa Generals GM Logo.png|thumb|right|100px|Generals logo<br>1937–1953.]]
In 1937 the Oshawa Generals were born. The team was named after the sponsor, General Motors of Canada. The Generals put together an unequalled feat of seven consecutive [[J. Ross Robertson Cup|OHA Championships]], and winning three [[Memorial Cup]]s in the same span.
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In 1937 the Oshawa Generals were born. The team was named after the sponsor, [[General Motors Canada|General Motors of Canada]]. The Generals put together an unequalled feat of seven consecutive [[J. Ross Robertson Cup|OHA Championships]], and winning three [[Memorial Cup]]s in the same span.
   
The Generals grew a reputation for treating its players well and signed many young men who would go on to [[National Hockey League|NHL]] fame. Players were admitted free to theatres, dancing, wrestling, roller skating and other attractions at the arena. Sponsors gave full scholarships to school and weekly stipends. Through the whole dynasty, the team was managed by Matt Leyden, and its secretary was Neil Hezzlewood. Both men would be inducted in the Oshawa Sports Hall of fame.
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The Generals grew a reputation for treating its players well and signed many young men who would go on to [[National Hockey League|NHL]] fame. Players were admitted free to theatres, dancing, wrestling, roller skating and other attractions at the arena. Sponsors gave full scholarships to school and weekly stipends. Through the whole dynasty, the team was managed by Matt Leyden, and its secretary was Neil Hezzlewood. Both men would be inducted in the Oshawa Sports [[Hall of fame]].
   
 
From 1937 to 1944, Oshawa Generals graduated 20 players to become NHL alumni, and another player in [[David Bauer (ice hockey)|David Bauer]], who would be inducted into the [[Hockey Hall of Fame]] in the Builder's Category. NHL alumni from 1937–1944 include; [[Frank Bennett]], [[Harvey Bennett (ice hockey b. 1925)|Harvey Bennett]], [[Les Colvin]], [[Jim Conacher]], [[Floyd Curry]], [[Buck Davies]], [[Bob Dawes]], [[Jim Drummond]], [[Frank Eddolls]], [[Bill Ezinicki]], [[Bep Guidolin|Armand (Bep) Guidolin]], [[Nick Knott]], [[Ted Lindsay]], [[Jud McAtee]], [[Norm McAtee]], [[Gus Mortson]], [[Chuck Scherza]], [[Ken Smith (ice hockey)|Ken Smith]], [[Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1919)|Billy "The Kid" Taylor]] and [[Wally Wilson (ice hockey)|Wally Wilson]].
 
From 1937 to 1944, Oshawa Generals graduated 20 players to become NHL alumni, and another player in [[David Bauer (ice hockey)|David Bauer]], who would be inducted into the [[Hockey Hall of Fame]] in the Builder's Category. NHL alumni from 1937–1944 include; [[Frank Bennett]], [[Harvey Bennett (ice hockey b. 1925)|Harvey Bennett]], [[Les Colvin]], [[Jim Conacher]], [[Floyd Curry]], [[Buck Davies]], [[Bob Dawes]], [[Jim Drummond]], [[Frank Eddolls]], [[Bill Ezinicki]], [[Bep Guidolin|Armand (Bep) Guidolin]], [[Nick Knott]], [[Ted Lindsay]], [[Jud McAtee]], [[Norm McAtee]], [[Gus Mortson]], [[Chuck Scherza]], [[Ken Smith (ice hockey)|Ken Smith]], [[Billy Taylor (ice hockey b. 1919)|Billy "The Kid" Taylor]] and [[Wally Wilson (ice hockey)|Wally Wilson]].
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