The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (now Hockey Canada) list of World Champions includes several teams that did not win the Allan Cup. It often came down to a matter of economics, especially in the 1930’s, when the CAHA would invite teams to represent Canada at the Worlds. Such a team was the 1935 Winnipeg Monarchs who won the world crown in Davos, Switzerland. Having captured the provincial title in 1934, the Senior Monarchs were invited to tour Europe. There they played a virtual season of 66 games; winning 63, tying 2 and losing once to a “British” team that was largely Canadian.
The Monarchs opened their world tournament play with a 4-2 victory over Great Britain, led by Norm Yellowlees’ two goals. Several Monarchs had multiple goals in the 14-0 drubbing of Latvia in the second game (Romeo Rivers- 4, Yellowlees and Archie Creighton- 3 each, Albert and Tony Lemay- 2 each) as Art Rice-Jones garnered the shutout. Yellowlees and the Lemay brothers each scored twice in defeating Italy 9-0. Tony Lemay had the hat trick against Sweden in a 5-2 win. Brother Albert scored the winner in a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Czechoslovakia, after Vic Lindquist opened the scoring. The Monarchs scored 49 goals against 7 in the world tournament to become Manitoba’s last world champion hockey club.
ROSTER: L-R: P.K. Reynolds-CAHA Rep. in England, Tony Lemay-Forward, Vic Lindquist-Forward, Romeo Rivers-Forward, Cam Shewan-Defence, Art Rice-Jones-Goal, Roy Hinkle-Defence, Norm Yellowlees-Forward, Archie Creighton-Forward, Albert Lemay-Forward, an Unidentified Swiss Referee and “Scotty” Oliver-Club Sec’y & Worlds’ Mgr. (Missing from Photo: Joe Rivers-Player and Percy Argue-Pres.).