RIP Dickie Moore (1931-2015)

publié le 6 janv. 2016 à 10:23 par Sasha Dyck   [ mis à jour : 12 janv. 2016 à 17:00 ]

"Moore, the player, was like the Park Extension district in which he grew up: tough and relentless."

- Gazette sports columnist Red Fisher remembers his friend, Canadiens legend Dickie Moore.

Early days in Park Ex

Here is a true gem from our Facebook group : member Jan McConnell's clipping from the early 40s of Richard ("Dickie") Moore with Dave Kerr, Henry Dubiel and the rest of the record-breaking PE Royals. If you have first names and information about the players, please send it to us via the Contact Us page.

Richard ("Dickie") Moore breaks an early record with the Park Ex Royals in the early 1940s.

Early breakthroughs

The Society has several photos in its archives taken at the beginning of Dickie Moore's career when the Park Extension Amateur Athletic Association (PEAAA) gave him a reception at the old Legion Hall when he returned to Montreal shortly after winning the 1956 NHL goal scoring championship.

Here are three photos that tell the story of that night.

1. Dickie Moore being welcomed by fans at Windsor train station and taken up to the Flanders 63 Legion Hall for the reception:

Dickie Moore welcomed at Windsor Station in 1956

2. Reception at the Legion with (L to R) city councillor Dan O’Hern, MP Alan MacNaughton, Bob Shepan, his father Charles Moore, Dickie Moore himself, his wife Joan Moore, René Clonett, Paul Jean & Don Edmundson:

Dickie Moore reception at Flanders 63 Legion in 1956
3. Celebrating with the members of the PEAAA boys hockey team:

Dickie Moore with Park Ex hockey team in 1956

Always a gentleman

And here he is many years later, with members of the Flanders 63 branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Park Extension. According to the members of the Flanders branch 63 Facebook group, to his left are Stan (?), Eddie Goldstein (in background), Ernie Tobin and Lloyd Murch:

Dickie Moore with the men of Flanders 63 in Park Extension

Later years

A video interview with the great player from CJAD radio in 2013:


If you have other stories, photos or memories related to Dickie Moore, feel free to contact us to share them.

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