Albert E. Horsemah " Abbie" Coo
Hockey builder Albert E. Horsemah “Abbie” Coo was born in Teeswater, Ontario in 1885 and served on the Executive of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA, the predecessor of Hockey Manitoba) for 45 years. After serving in the Great War and being awarded the Military Cross for bravery, he served the MAHA from 1918–1963 in a variety of positions. He spent fifteen years as an Executive Member, seventeen more as the Secretary-Manager and thirteen years as President of the MAHA on three different occasions (1924-27, 1934-37 and 1942-46).
A long-time newspaper executive with the Winnipeg Free Press, Abbie Coo was a fixture in the boardrooms of amateur hockey in this province. In recognition of his years of dedicated service, it is fitting that he was awarded Life Membership in Hockey Manitoba. Abbie Coo was posthumously inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder category on October 13, 1985 with other prominent members of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame such as Bill Addison (inducted in 1993), Ben Hatskin (1985), Terry Hind (1985), and Vince Leah (1981).
b. April 12, 1885
d. November 30, 1967