Max Quackenbush

Maxwell Joseph Quackenbush (August 29, 1928 – April 17, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 61 games in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins. He was the younger brother of Bill Quackenbush. In his post-hockey career, he served with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, and was known to many elementary school children in the '60s and '70s as "Constable Quackenbush", instructing them on traffic safety in partnership with Elmer the Safety Elephant.

Max Quackenbush
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With the Windsor Spitfires, c. 1948
Born (1928-08-29)August 29, 1928
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died April 17, 2020(2020-04-17) (aged 91)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1947–1955

His son, Ross, played for the Canadian National Basketball team in the 1970s, and served as the head coach of the St. Mary's (Halifax) University basketball team for many year. Quackenbush died in Halifax in 2020; he had Alzheimer's disease in his later years.[1]


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