Hector "Toe" Blake

Hector 'Toe' Blake.  Photo courtesy of the Greater Sudbury Historical Database.Hector "Toe" Blake began his hockey career as a goalie for the Coniston Boy Scout team in 1927, but soon traded in his goalie pads to become a forward for the Sudbury Cub Wolves, helping to secure the 1932 Memorial Cup victory.

Following his days with the Sudbury Cub Wolves, Blake went on to become a left winger for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1940s.  He was part of the famous 'Punch Line' with Rocket Richard and Elmer Lach.

At the end of his hockey playing career, Blake coached the Montreal Canadiens, leading them to nine NHL championships and eight Stanley Cup wins, including a record five in a row from 1956 to 1960.

Toe Blake was awarded a place of honour in the Hockey Hall of Fame for his memorable contributions to the game.


Material compiled from The Coniston Story II.

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