1977 Campbellton Tigers
Hall of Fame member Peter Maher suggested that “hockey in Campbellton isn’t a sport- it’s a religion!”What better way to cope with those long North Shore winters than to look forward to spring and the annual hunt for the Hardy Cup, emblematic of Canadian Intermediate hockey supremacy. The Tigers won it in 1972 and then again in 1977 with what has since been described as their “best team ever”; theirs was the first community to win that trophy twice!Led by manager Arnold Firlotte, coach Gerry “Red” Ouellette, captain John Wood, league MVP David Wisener, and all-time scoring leader George Bérubé, they compiled a record of 49 victories, 5 losses and 1 tie, including 28 wins in a row and play-off record of 24 and 1. Like their old home, Memorial Gardens, the 1977 Tigers belong to history.But, as long as hockey remains a religion on the North Shore, they will remain alive and well in the memories of their thousands of loyal fans. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1st, 2002.
Part of a Campbellton hockey dynasty during the 1970's
Won 1977 Hardy Cup, becoming first team to win it twice
Record in 1976-77 was 49 wins, 5 losses and one tie
Play-off record was 24 wins and 1 loss
Defeated Warroad, Minnesota in final
Team Members:Robert Allain; George Bérubé (D); Jean- Marie Bouchard; Eric Cameron; Bob Chamberlain; Marcel Dumais; Brian Forster; Mike Frawley; Laurie Gregan (D); Dennis Henderson; Denis Langlais; Jean-Claude Legacé; Sterling Loga; Mike Morton; Greg McCullough; Noonan Maher; Sandy O'Brien (D); George Parker; Wayne Parker; Glen Seperich; Dave Stevenson; Luc Tessier; Paul Vautour (D); John Wood; Dave Wisener; Gerry "Red" Ouellette, coach; and Arnold Firlotte, manager