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Hal Winkler

  • Original Name Harold Lang
  • Birth 20 Mar 1894 Gretna, Pembina Valley Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
  • Death 30 May 1956 Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Memorial ID 14158625

Professional Hockey Player. Born in Gretna, Manitoba, Hal Winkler moved to Winnipeg when he was 15 yrs. Winkler played goal with Winnipeg teams before turning pro with the Edmonton Eskimos (1922-24). He moved to the Calgary Tigers (1924-26) and made the National Hockey League when the WCHL player were purchased en masse by the eastern loop. Winkler guarded the goal in the New York Rangers 1926 debut. He recorded a 1-0 shutout over the Montreal Maroons. He was traded to the Boston Bruins later in the season and remained there until 1928. Winkler continued playing in the minor leagues with the Minneapolis Millers (1928-29) and Boston Cubs (1930-31) before returning to Manitoba. In his later years he was a mink rancher in Charleswood, Manitoba. He died in Winnipeg General Hospital.

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  • Originally Created by: 1weasel
  • Added: 3 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14158625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hal Winkler (20 Mar 1894–30 May 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14158625, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .