Harold McNamara

Harold McNamara
Harold McNamara, Cobalt Silver Kings.jpg
Born (1888-10-03)October 3, 1888
Randolph, Ontario, Canada
Died August 27, 1937(1937-08-27) (aged 48)
Lima, Peru
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Canadian Soo
Michigan Soo Indians
Edmonton HC
Toronto Pro HC
Waterloo Colts
Cobalt Silver Kings
Renfrew Creamery Kings
Toronto Ontarios
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1908–1917

Harold Joseph "Hal" McNamara (October 3, 1888 – August 27, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, playing as a defenceman. He had two professional ice hockey playing brothers in George and Howard. Born in Randolph, Ontario he lived until 1937 before dying in Peru.

Playing career

He started as a professional with the Canadian Soo Algonquins of the International Hockey League in 1905–06. He later played for the Edmonton HC of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association; the Toronto Pro HC and Waterloo Colts of the Ontario Professional Hockey League; and the Cobalt Silver Kings, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Toronto Ontarios and Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association before retiring in 1917.

1908 Stanley Cup challenge

McNamara was one of the Edmonton Hockey Club's 'ringers' who played in an unsuccessful Stanley Cup challenge against the Montreal Wanderers in December 1908.[1]

Later career

McNamara was hired to manage the Halifax Crescents of the Maritime Professional Hockey League for the 1913–14 season.[2]

He died in Lima, Peru in 1937 following a brief illness.[3]


  1. ^ Coleman(1966), pg. 175
  2. ^ "Harold McNamara Here". The Gazette. Montreal. December 22, 1913. p. 18.
  3. ^ "J. H. McNamara, 49, Dead in Lima, Peru – Noted Hockey Player Was Widely Known in Sport World" The Gazette (Montreal). August 30, 1937 (pg. 9). Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc. National Hockey League.