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ELECTIONS: 1953

Some of the committee members became restless because the early game's stars were not being elected in rapid fashion. The viewpoint was best expressed by Jason Kasiorek, who said, "I think our problem is not that we don't feel the majority of these players are worthy of induction, but we do disagree in the order we feel they should be elected."

Lloyd Davis captured the mood of the majority when he said he was not convinced that the true greats of the game would eventually become enshrined. Davis said, "I don't think it's necessarily a "problem" that players are not being inducted in this category. That's the attitude the actual HOF seems to hold, as evidenced by its policy that it must induct at least one player a year. And suddenly we're introduced to Clark Gillies, Hall of Famer."

Syl Apps and Tommy Phillips were elected to our hall, as were legendary coaches Tommy Gorman and Dick Irvin.

On his last ballot as a regular Honoured Member, Harry Cameron fell short with 11 of the requisite 15 votes.

HONOURED MEMBERS:

SYL APPS (C)
  TOMMY PHILLIPS (LW)

BUILDERS::

TOMMY GORMAN
  DICK IRVIN

Here is how the final voting went:

OLDTIMERS
Phillips, T 15
Pitre 13
Smith, T 11
Bain 9
Dunderdale 8
Hall, Joe 6
McGee, Frank 6
Grant, Mike 5
Pulford, Harvey 4
Stuart, H 4
Holmes 3
Laviolette 3
Lehman 3
Campbell, L 2
Griffis 2
Prodgers 2
Darragh, J 1
Hern, Riley 1
Russell, E 1

HONOURED PLAYERS
Apps, Syl 15
Cameron, Harry* 11
Cowley, Bill 11
Boucher, George* 8
Cook, Bun 8
Weiland, Cooney 7
Barry, Marty 6
Simpson, Joe 6
Coulter, Art 4
Bailey, Ace 3
Aurie, Larry 2
Bruneteau, Mud 2
Finnigan, Frank 2
Gagnon, Johnny 2
Karakas, Mike 2
Gottselig, Johnny 1
Patrick, Lynn 1

COACHES/MANAGERS/
EXECUTIVES/REFEREES

Creighton 14
Muldoon 12
Kennedy, George 9
Calder, F 7
Hart 3

BUILDERS
Gorman 17
Irvin 16
Adams, Jack 12
Stanley, F 10
Taylor 9
Hartley 5
Shore, Eddie 4
Patton 3
Ross, Phil 1