Harold McNamara

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Harold Joseph "Hal" McNamara (August 3, 1889 – August 27, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, as a defenceman. He had two professional ice hockey playing brothers George and Howard. Born in Randolph, Ontario, Canada, he lived until 1937 before dying in Peru.

Harold McNamara
Harold McNamara, Cobalt Silver Kings.jpg
Born (1889-08-03)August 3, 1889
Randolph, Ontario, Canada
Died August 27, 1937(1937-08-27) (aged 48)
Lima, Peru
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Canadian Soo
Michigan Soo Indians
Edmonton HC
Toronto Pro HC
Waterloo Colts
Cobalt Silver Kings
Renfrew Creamery Kings
Toronto Ontarios
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1908–1917

Playing careerEdit

He started as a professional with the Canadian Soo Algonquins of the International Hockey League in 1908. He later played for the Edmonton HC of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association; the Toronto Pro HC and Waterloo Colts of the Ontario Professional Hockey League; and the Cobalt Silver Kings, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Toronto Ontarios and Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association before retiring in 1917.

1908 Stanley Cup challengeEdit

McNamara was one of the Edmonton Hockey Club's 'ringers' who played in an unsuccessful Stanley Cup challenge against the Montreal Wanderers in December 1908.[1]

Later careerEdit

McNamara was hired to manage the Halifax Crescents of the Maritime Professional Hockey League for the 1913–14 season.[2]

McNamara died in Lima, Peru in 1937.


  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc. National Hockey League.
  1. ^ Coleman(1966), pg. 175
  2. ^ "Harold McNamara Here". Montreal Gazette. December 22, 1913. p. 18.