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Partying at Butch’s

Circa 1954 Canadiens players and their ladies get together at Butch Bouchard’s Cabaret in Montreal to enjoy some pops and chuckles.

I love this photo. It took some digging to find the names of some of the wives, and I’m not sure who some of the couples are.

Otherwise, around the table are Doug and Ursula Harvey in foreground, Bouchard (in glasses with wife Marie-Claire), Elmer Lach, Gerry and Theresa McNeil, Bernie and Marlene Geoffrion (being served by the waiter), Ken and Lorraine Mosdell across from the Geoffrions, and Maurice and Lucille Richard up by the Harveys.

A happy bunch letting off steam.



Everybody’s Happy Except …..

Taken at the Forum in the early to mid-1950’s, it’s obvious, judging by the happy faces, that the Habs won that night. However, the woman in black is┬áCanadiens’ goaltender Gerry McNeil’s wife Theresa, and although the┬áteam may have won, by the look on Theresa’s face, hubby either let in too many goals or took a puck in the face to spoil his movie star good looks.