Toledo Blades 1963-1970

Toledo Blades 1963-1970

Toledo Blades
Toledo Blades Hockey Puck 1963 1964
Toledo Blades Logo 1965
Founded 1963
Owner Ken Wilson 1963–64
General Manager Ken Wilson

1963 – 1966

Home ice Toledo Sports Arena
Based in Toledo, Ohio
Colors Gold and Black
League International Hockey League

The Toledo Blades were the International Hockey League franchise of Toledo, Ohio from 1963 to 1970. The team name was changed to the Hornets in 1970,
and to the Goaldiggers in 1974. The storied franchise left Toledo after the 1985–86 season for Kansas City, where they again became the Blades. The Blades were the Regular Season Champions in 1963–1964, with 86 points and were awarded the Fred A. Huber Trophy.

The Blades won the Turner Cup Championships in 1964 and 1967.

The Rookie of the Year Trophy was awarded to Blades players, in both 1964 and 1965. Don Westbrook in 1964 and Bob Thomas in 1965.

Blades goaltender, Glenn Ramsay, won the James Norris Memorial Trophy IHL for the least goals against during the 1963–1964 regular season, his third Norris Trophy in a row. Glenn also won his sixth and final James Norris Memorial Trophy IHL in 1967.

In 1965, team captain, William "Chick" Chalmers, was awarded the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy, for the player voted most valuable through his display of outstanding playing ability and sportsmanlike conduct over the course of the regular season by the league coaches.


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