Lovely Habs Wives in the 1960′s. (Part 4 of 5)
June 1, 2008 in Lovely Habs Wives, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs Tags: Charlie Hodge, Habs, hockey, Jacques Plante, John Ferguson ., John Ferguson Jr., lacrosse, Montreal Canadiens, NHL expansion, Oakland Seals, Toronto Maple Leafs
Canadiens goaltender Charlie Hodge and lovely wife Sheila. Charlie had the unfortunate luck of being on the same team as Jacques Plante, so he basically was a career backup goalie with the Habs. But he was a great backup. He eventually went to Oakland when expansion came into being in 1967, as each team had to surrender a goalie for the new upstarts. (the original six teams were allowed to protect only 11 skaters and one goalie.)
Charlie now lives just east of Vancouver.
Fergie would go back to Nanaimo BC in the off-season to play professional lacrosse and he also had a long-time love affair with harness racing. (athletes’ wives put up with a lot, don’t they?)
Fergie’s son, John Ferguson Jr., who would grow up to become GM for the Toronto Maple Leafs until he was fired last year, wasn’t born when this picture was taken. This is from the early 1960′s, and John Jr. wasn’t born until 1967.