President Terry Hind said it was doubtful that Winnipeg Maroons would take part in the 1964 play-offs. The team had just returned from a European tour where they had twice defeated the German national team, tied the Czechs and lost 2- 1 to Russia.
Regulars Reg Abbott and Fred Dunsmore were out for the season, Gary Aldcorn had school commitments and others were having trouble getting off work. They put a team together with 19-year-old Terry Ball replacing injured 41-year-old Danny Summers and junior Ron Kullman plus Leo Konyk and Dick Braun from the Selkirk intermediates seeing spot duty.
They disposed of Port Arthur Bearcats four straight 6-3, 5-3, 8-3 and 9-0. Don Collins and Gord Dibley shared the shutout. The line of Aggie Kukulowicz, Ross Parke and Chuck Lumsden did most of the offensive damage. They then eliminated Saskatoon Quakers in five games. Veteran pro Elliot Chorley scored seven goals in the series.
The Maroons lost in five games to Galt Terriers in 1961 and to Windsor Bulldogs by the same margin in 1963, but they gradually built their team and now were playing at home. Coach Gord Simpson had been around since 1952. In 53-54, Lou Joyal, Murray Couch, Tom Marshall and Collins joined the club. The next year, Ron Castelane and Sheldon Bloomer signed on. A large group appeared in 56-57: Bill Johnson, Jim MacKenzie, Dunsmore, Dibley, Abbott, Lumsden and Parke. In 61-62, Ron Farnfield and Aldcorn joined the team. The next year brought former Regina Pat, Bernie Grebinsky, John Russell and Kukulowicz. Chorley, Summers and Ball were new Maroons in 63-64.
With Al Johnson scoring four goals in the series Maroons swept Woodstock Athletics 5-0, 7-1, 5-0 and 5-3 to claim the Allen Cup. Parke led all play-off scorers with 25 points. Kukulowicz, Chorley and Lumsden all had 19.
Roster: Reg Abbott, Gary Aldcorn, Terry Ball, Sheldon Bloomer, Dick Braun, Ron Castelane, Elliot Chorley, Don Collins, Murray Couch, Mike Daski, Gord Dibley, Fred Dunsmore, Ron Farnfield, Bernie Grebinsky, Al Johnson, Bill Johnson, Lou Joyal, Leo Konyk, Julian Klymkiw, Aggie Kukulowicz, Ron Kullman, Chuck Lumsden, Jim MacKenzie, Tom Marshall, Ross Parke, John Russell, Danny Summers, Terry Hind, President, Bud Holohan, G.M., Gord Simpson, Coach.