Thursday, April 8, 2010

CITY of REGINA - SPORTS HALL of FAME - DAVIS, LORNE - 2003


Lorne Davis - Athlete: Hockey -

Lorne grew up near Lumsden and learned to play hockey on frozen sloughs. He played minor hockey with the Regina Commandos before joining the Regina Pats in the 1947-48 season. He ended his junior career with a Memorial Cup appearance in 1950 against the Montreal Junior Canadians. As a Pat he had 95 points in 111 games.

Lorne spent 14 seasons playing professional hockey, including six years in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadians, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins. He had 30 points in 95 games and earned another four points in 18 playoff games. Lorne was part of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1953 and 1955.

In 1958, Lorne won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and also won a Western Professional Hockey League Championship with the Edmonton Flyers. Lorne was an A.H.L. all-star and W.P.H.L. most valuable player. He served as player coach of the Muskegon Zephyrs of the International Hockey League, and also played with the Regina Capitals and Winnipeg Maroons.

The N.H.L.’s St. Louis Blues hired Lorne as a scout in 1967. He later scouted for the New York Rangers and the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. He served as coach and general manager of the Regina Pats and was part of the coaching team for the Canadian team at the 1980 Olympics. As of 2003 he is currently scouting for the Edmonton Oilers.