Don Cherry Sure Must Have Liked His Beer


Don Cherry was almost a Montreal Canadien. He belonged to the club in the early 1960’s, but Sam Pollock took him aside one day and asked him to lay off the beer. Cherry said he wouldn’t and was promptly shipped to Spokane.

This is Cherry, number 6, with the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens of the EPHL (Eastern Professional Hockey League) in an exhibition game against the Boston Bruins before the start of the 1962-63 season. Hull-Ottawa, a farm team of the Habs, supplied many, many players to the big club in those days.

2 thoughts on “Don Cherry Sure Must Have Liked His Beer”

  1. DK,

    Some people can do more than one thing at a time – it’s called multi-tasking and mothers are renowned for being champs at it. Some guys are good at it, too. For example, Doug Harvey could drink and play and piss Toe Blake off all at once. But most of us are limited to one thing at a time and that includes Don. He couldn’t drink and play hockey and, hehe, he still can’t talk and think at the same time.

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