Frank Martin

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Year Inducted 1995
Category Athlete
Sport Hockey

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Martin was the first St. Catharines native to play in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins 1952). His Career first started playing on Ontario Champion Bantam, Midget, and Juvenile hockey teams under Coach Vic Teal. At the age of 16 he played Jr. A hockey on the St. Catharines Teepees and at the age of 18 he was called to the Boston Bruins training camp. In 1953 he played half a season with Hershey in the American Hockey League and in 195 he played half a season with the Boston Bruins who lost to Montreal Canadians in the Stanley Cup Finals 4 games to 1. He continued to play for the Boston Bruins in 1954 but come 1955 his hockey path changed—from 1955-1958 he played for the Chicago Black Hawks. Frank Martin finished his career playing in the American Hockey League with teams from Buffalo, Quebec and Cleveland.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Boston Bruins
  • St. Catharines Teepees
  • Hershey

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS