Charlie Uksila

Charles Uksila, Jr. (October 12, 1887 – March 4, 1964) was an American professional hockey player. He played for the Portland Rosebuds and Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He was a native of Calumet, Michigan, where he started his hockey career. Prior to playing with Portland, he was a member of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club. He was a member of the Rosebuds team that played the Montreal Canadiens in the 1916 Stanley Cup Finals.[2]

Charlie Uksila
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Born (1887-10-12)October 12, 1887
Calumet, MI, USA
Died March 4, 1964(1964-03-04) (aged 76)
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left[1]
Played for Portland Rosebuds
Vancouver Millionaires
Playing career 1907–1919

Uksila retired from professional hockey after the 1918–19 season, and then worked as a fancy skating instructor at the Connaught Skating Club in Vancouver.[3] He also toured in Australia where he performed as a figure skater alongside his sister in Sydney and Melbourne.[4]

He died in Santa Clara, California, in 1964. He was of Finnish descent.[5]


  • Sproule, Bill (2021). "Charles Uksila: From the Copper Country to the Ice Capades". The Hockey Research Journal. Society for Internaional Hockey Research (vol. 22, December 2021).


  1. ^ The Sunday Oregonian, Dec. 5 1915, pg. 4
  2. ^ "Official rules for ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating and curling". New York, American sports publishing company.
  3. ^ "Former Portland Hockey Player Is Now an Instructor" Oregon Daily Journal. Oct. 21, 1921. Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  4. ^ "Charlie Uksila back from the antipodes" Vancouver Sun. Oct. 22, 1920 (pg. 4). Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  5. ^ "Charles W UKSILA". Legends of Australian Ice. Retrieved March 15, 2017.

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