Circa 1920-30's Ken MacKenzie - Edmonton Eskimos Coach and GM - original cabinet Photo
Ken MacKenzie would serve as the Coach, GM and part owner of the professional Edmonton Eskimo Hockey club from 1921-26. He began his coaching career in Edmonton with the Edmonton Dominions of the ICHL in 1913-14.
After his affiliation with the Edmonton Eskimos he went on to coach the St. Louis Flyers of the AHA, Regina Capitals of the WCHL 1932-33, the New Westminster Cubs of the VCSHL, New Westminster Royals of the PCHL/WCHL and Kamloops Elks of the OSHL.
The cabinet photo has some notations on the back which read:
Kenneth C. MacKenzie
Regimental No. 2298303 50th Battalion Canadian in France
Enlisted in Edmonton April 1917.
Left Edmonton For overseas May 1917
Returned July 1919 to Edmonton
This photo was part of the amazing collection of Kenneth MacKenzie related items discovered in a storage bin in Ontario approximately 2005. This collection of items included most of the items seen here in this Edmonton Eskimos Exhibit along with many photos and correspondence associated with his service in the First World War and his involvement in the Fur Trade.
A fascinating man and certainly a key figure in the history of hockey in Canada and Edmonton, Alberta.