Mickey Roach

Michael Richard Roach (May 7, 1895 – April 1, 1977) was a Canadian-born[1] professional ice hockey player who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto St. Pats, Hamilton Tigers and New York Americans. He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia but moved to Boston, Massachusetts during his early life.[2]

Mickey Roach
Mickey Roach - Hamilton Tigers.jpg
Born (1895-05-07)May 7, 1895
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died April 1, 1977(1977-04-01) (aged 81)
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 158 lb (72 kg; 11 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto St. Pats
Hamilton Tigers
New York Americans
Playing career 1913–1931

Following his retirement from hockey, he joined the Canadian Customs office in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Roach later joined the Glace Bay baseball team, playing in the Cape Breton Professional Baseball League where was a left-handed star at both first and third base. Mickey Roach is an original member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1913–14 Boston Pilgrims Exhib. 8 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 3
1913–14 Boston English High High-MA
1914–15 Boston Arenas AAHL 10 14 0 14 7 4 0 4
1915–16 Boston Arenas AAHL 6 11 0 11
1916–17 Brooklyn Crescents AAHL 6 5 0 5 6 4 0 4
1917–18 New York Wanderers USNHL 10 12 0 12
1918–19 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 8 17 12 29 4 4 3 7
1918–19 Hamilton Tigers Al-Cup 2 1 1 2 0
1919–20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 21 11 2 13 4
1920–21 Toronto St. Pats NHL 9 1 1 2 2
1920–21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 14 9 8 17 0
1921–22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 14 6 20 7
1922–23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 17 10 27 8
1923–24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 20 5 3 8 7
1924–25 Hamilton Tigers NHL 30 6 4 10 8
1925–26 New York Americans NHL 25 3 0 3 4
1926–27 New York Americans NHL 44 11 0 11 14
1927–28 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 41 12 6 18 23
1928–29 Windsor Bulldogs Can-Pro 42 8 9 17 0 7 1 0 1 2
1929–30 Buffalo Bisons IHL 10 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 211 77 34 111 54

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Third String Goalie: 1920-21 Hamilton Tigers Mickey Roach Jersey".
  2. ^ Next Goal Wins!: The Ultimate NHL Historian's One-of-a-Kind Collection of Hockey Trivia (pp.189-190), by Liam Maguire, Random House (2012), ISBN 0307363414
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-09-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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