A Fine-Looking Crew Paints The Town Red
September 13, 2009 in Doug Harvey, Lovely Habs Wives, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens Tags: Bernie Geoffrion, Butch Bouchard, Callum McKay, Doug Harvey, Elmer Lach, Gerry McNeil, Jackie Leclair, Ken Mosdell, Lucille Richard, Maurice Richard, Toe Blake's Tavern
Circa 1954 Canadiens’ players, wives and girlfriends get together at Butch Bouchard’s Cabaret to enjoy some pops and chuckles. Bouchard (in glasses), Maurice and Lucille Richard, Ken Mosdell, Doug Harvey, Elmer Lach and all the rest of this happy bunch let off some steam during those glorious days when the Habs were close to embarking on five straight Stanley Cups.
Just behind Bouchard and to the left of Elmer Lach is Gerry McNeil with wife Theresa. At the back, being served by the waiter, appears to be Bernie Geoffrion (with Marlene), and it’s possibly Jackie Leclair sitting beside Geoffrion. And the fellow to the Rocket’s right is Callum McKay (I think).
(Photo from “Gerry McNeil: Goaltender Under Pressure” by David McNeil)