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HMCS Okanagan : Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

" 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 : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

March 1974: Recognized are Larry Smith, Dr. Scott, Doug Cameron as a Vancouver Canuck player.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Barry "Suzie" Hayward, Larry Smith, Dr. Scott, Gord Hamilton as a Vancouver Canuck player, Dick Newman.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Barry "Suzie" Hayward, Larry Smith, Dr. Scott, Vic Carter as a Buffalo Sabres player, Terry Wyss, Dick Newman, Ron Lloyd.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Barry "Suzie" Hayward, Larry Smith, Dr. Scott, Brian Cooper as a Buffalo Sabres player, Terry Wyss, Dick Newman.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Ray Middleton, John Gallant, Reggie Daigle, Bob Mizuik, Billy Waite.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Vic Carter, Keith Estabrooks, Bill Madynski, Gord Hamilton, Billy Waite.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Recognized are Barry "Suzie" Hayward, Larry Smith, Dr. Scott, Paul Renner, LCDR J.Bell, Keith Estabrooks, Lou Martel, Jack Malloy, Ron Lloyd.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Gord Hamilton just scored. Bob Evans keeping score.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Vic Carter, Doug Cameron, Gord Hamilton, Brian Cooper.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Vic Carter, Doug Cameron, Gord Hamilton, Brian Cooper.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Vic Carter, Doug Cameron, Gord Hamilton, Brian Cooper.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Vic Carter, Doug Cameron, Gord Hamilton, Brian Cooper.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Brian Cooper, Gord Hamilton, Vic Carter, Doug Cameron.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Action on the rink. Players were Brian Cooper, Gord Hamilton, Vic Carter, Doug Cameron. Lou Martel as spectator.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Vic Carter & Doug Cameron with Bob Evans keeping score. George Sullivan as spectator.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

A dejected Brian Cooper after "Pig Pen" scored.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

A score by Vancouver.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

A score by Vancouver.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

A score by Vancouver. Gord Hamilton, Bob Evans, Vic Carter, Doug Cameron.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

A score by Vancouver. Doug Cameron & Gord Hamilton. Others are John Gallant, Bill Madynski, Bob Mizuik.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

The winners Vancouver Canucks with Doug Cameron & Gord Hamilton.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

The winners Vancouver Canucks Doug Cameron with loser Vic Carter in back.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

The winner Vancouver Canucks Gord Hamilton. Spectators Reggie Daigle, Sam Jennings, Fred Childs, LCDR J. Bell, Jack Malloy, Terry Wyss, Dick Newman. Unidentified man is RN exchange officer.

Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Okanagan Card Hockey Tournament, March, 1974.

Lou Martell, Bob Evans (official scorekeeper), Vic Carter.

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