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1932 Saint John Trojans

Category

Team

Sport

Basketball

Hometown

Saint John

Year Inducted

1978

Sport Ambassador

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1932 Saint John Trojans

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

"They were to New Brunswick basketball what the Moncton Hawks were to hockey," so said 1935 player Bill Crawford. Walter R. Golding, manager; Ronald (Bunt) Shaw, coach; Andrew "Beef" Malcolm, captain; forwards Donald D. Patterson, Alfred (Larry) Wittrien, Donald (Ike) Ferris, and Gordon C. Wilson; defense Alden R. Clark, Henry Hollies, Ronald S. Brown and Robert D. Brown. These were the members of the 1932 New Brunswick, Maritime, and Eastern Canadian Champions. In a way they represented the capstone of a dynasty that included nine Provincial, seven Maritime and one Eastern Canadian title beginning in 1923. Some will say that the list should include all of the others who played in that decade- and they may be right. But few will deny that 1932 was really THEIR year- the year they put it all together and achieved the kind of success that sporting dreams are made of - a National Championship final! Perhaps it should have been said that "the Moncton Hawks were to hockey what the Saint John Trojans were to basketball". Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3, 1978.

Quick Facts

  • Winner of nine provincial crowns from 1923-27 and from 1929-32 

  • Won seven Maritime championships 

  • Captured the 1932 Eastern Canadian Senior title; lost in the national final 

  • Team members: Robert Brown (D); Ronald Brown (D); Alden Clark (D); Donald Ferris (D); Walter Golding (D); Henry Hollies (D); Andrew Malcolm (D); Donald Patterson (D); Ronald Shaw (D); Gordon Wilson (D); Alfred Wittrien (D)