The 1931 Winnipegs team that won the Allan Cup in 1931 was virtually identical to the 1932 team (inducted in 1987) that won Olympic Gold in Lake Placid. The only changes appear to be the addition of 1931 Elmwood Millionaire forward “Spunk” Duncanson to the Olympic roster, the deletion of Trainer J. Drake and the ascension of Vice-Pres. D.G. Thomson to replace W.R. Bawlf as President in 1932.
The 1930-31 Winnipegs played host to the Hamilton Tigers for the Allan Cup Championship. Though sometimes criticized for their inability to score goals, the team won many a close contest in low-scoring affairs that turned them into a tightly knit bunch. The ‘Pegs captured the national amateur title in a two game sweep of the Ontario squad by scores of 3-1 and 2-1. The Winnipegs thus qualified for the 1932 Games, and would return home from Olympic glory to again qualify for the 1932 Allan Cup play-offs. They would lose out to Fort William (Toronto Nationals won that year).
ROSTER: Front Row L-R: Romeo Rivers-Left Wing, Cliff Crowley-Right Wing, George “Tic” Garbutt-Centre, Bill Cockburn-Capt. & Goal, J. Alston “Stoney” Wise-Left Wing, Hugh Sutherland-Defence, Vic Lindquist-Right Wing. Middle Row L-R: Billy Bowman-Trainer, Jack Hughes-Coach, W.J. Robertson-Mgr., W.R. Bawlf-Pres., D.G. Thomson-Vice-Pres., Johnny Myers-Asst. Mgr., J. Drake-Trainer. Back Row L-R: Foster Woolley-Defence, Stan Wagner-Spare Goal, Harold “Hack” Simpson-Centre, Roy Hinkel-Defence, and Ken Moore-Right Wing.