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Brenchley, Edgar (Chirp) 1911 - 1975

 
   Athlete : Hockey

Era: 1951 - 1970

Inducted 1990
 
Full size image of plaque

     Chirp played for the City's junior, intermediate and senior OHA teams. Chirp moved on to the eastern American hockey league where he played for Hershey in 1935 and then moved on to play for Great Britain in the Olympics.
     
     Great Britain went on to capture the gold medal, beating Canada for the first time in their history ; Canada's first loss ever in the Olympics and Chirp fired the winning goal. The British Team also went on to win the European and World Championships the same year. After the great season with the British National Team, Chirp played for the Richmond Hawks, in the Channel Cup competition. After returning from England Chirp played a few more years and then retired from the sport. Chirp went on to coaching various "Jr A" hockey clubs in the OHA such as the Sudbury Wolves and the St Catharines Blackhawks. From 1967-74 Chirp served as professional scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals of the NHL. 
 

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  Click to view photograph taken at Induction Ceremony
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Title 1st annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Edgar "Chirp" Brenchley 1911 - 1975 Ice Hockey
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  From the left Edgar's daughter Roberta Smith, his wife Mary Brenchley, his granddaughter Joanna Smith and his grandson Christopher Smith.
Date  1990.
 
 
  Junior OHA Association Team, SPA champions - Team member
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Junior OHA Association Team, SPA champions
Notes  Kiwanis Collection of the Niagara Falls Public Library KP v.8 p. 42 ; Inducted 1996 ; L-R: Roy Dunham, Johnnie Allen, Jerry Shannon, Max Kaminskky, Jeff Kalbfleisch, Wilbur Smith, Gene Fraser, Fan Heximer, Edgar Brenchley, Chuck Esseltine, Jerry Sweeney, Chet Steele, Strut Fisher ;
 
 
 
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