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HMCS OKANAGAN
Photos Submitted by Brian Lapierre

Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan, 1971.

" Every submariner who has gone to sea knows the routine. Many hours of work, watches, sleep and then a repeat of the same. Time can pass very slowly sometimes. In a person's off time you would probably read or watch the evening movie in the "forends" on the old 16mm projector before the days of VCRs and DVD players.

" In the early 70's I took an old card game and turned it into a tournament. We had two players per team, all of the teams in the NHL at that time. We played the typical NHL schedule then went into the playoffs. The finals of course being held in the "forends" complete with spectators, hand made jerseys and the "Okanagan Cup" made by the engine room staff out of a grease can painted silver with the boat's crest and a red light on top which could be flashed when a goal was scored. These touraments brought great fun for participants and spectators alike. "

-- Brian Lapierre.

OKANAGAN CUP WINNERS

1971 -- Montreal Canadiens with Herbie Wambolt & Peter Llewellyn defeated the New York Rangers of George Roach & Vic Carter.

1974 -- Vancouver Canucks with Doug Cameron & Gord Hamilton defeated the Buffalo Sabres of Vic Carter & Brian Cooper.


Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Herbie Wambolt, Peter Llewellyn & Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Herbie Wambolt, Peter Llewellyn & Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Reggie Daigle, Peter Llewellyn & Herbie Wambolt.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Wilfie Broyden, Peter Llewellyn, Vic Carter & George Roach.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Bob Evans, Stu Hall, Wilfie Broyden, George Roach, Peter Llewellyn, Herbie Wambolt, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Reggie Daigle, Fred Childs, Herbie Wambolt & Peter Llewellyn.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
A graceful loser, Vic Carter.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
"A goal".

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
President Brian Lapierre presenting "winnings" to Larry Schneider.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
President Brian Lapierre presenting "winnings" to Doug Cameron.

Royal Canadian Navy : Card hockey tournament on HMCS Okanagan.

April, 1971: Card hockey on HMCS Okanagan.
Vic Carter, Brian Lapierre & George Roach with the "Okanagan Cup".

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