1965 Memorial Cup

The 1965 Memorial Cup final was the 47th junior ice hockey championship of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Niagara Falls Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Edmonton Oil Kings of the Central Alberta Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at Edmonton Gardens in Edmonton, Alberta, Niagara Falls won their 1st Memorial Cup, defeating Edmonton 4 games to 1.

In a rematch of the 1963 Memorial Cup between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Niagara Falls Flyers, in which Edmonton came out on top, the Flyers took the first two wins in front of an Oil Kings crowd. By the third game, tensions had erupted and chaos ensued, with Edmonton spectators joining in on violent team brawls and police blanketing the arena. Edmonton won 5–1, but a total of 33 penalties and three player suspensions were earned in the last few minutes. Extra police were at the ready for the next games, but the Flyers came up with two big and relatively uneventful wins to secure the Cup.[1]


  • Game 1: Niagara Falls 3-2 Edmonton
  • Game 2: Niagara Falls 5-1 Edmonton
  • Game 3: Edmonton 5-1 Niagara Falls
  • Game 4: Niagara Falls 8-2 Edmonton
  • Game 5: Niagara Falls 8-1 Edmonton

Winning roster

Guy Allen, John Arbour, Doug Favell, Steve Atkinson, Brian Bradley, Bud Debrody, Bill Goldsworthy, Andre Lajeunesse, Rick Ley, Jim Lorentz, Don Marcotte, Gilles Marotte, Rosaire Paiement, Bernie Parent, Jean Pronovost, Bobby Ring, Derek Sanderson, Mike Sherman, Ted Snell, Barry Wilkins, Dave Woodley. Coach: Bill Long.[3]


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