Hall, Coleman E. "Coley"

HALL, Coleman E. "Coley," hockey executive (b 6 Dec 1906, Vancouver; d 10 Aug 2002, Vancouver). After trying out as a professional BASEBALL pitcher he went into the lumber business, then owned a series of hotels in VANCOUVER including the York. During WWII he sponsored a senior amateur HOCKEY team named after his St Regis Hotel. Following the war he leased the Forum from the PNE and in 1945 he and co-owner Paul Thompson started the VANCOUVER CANUCKS franchise in the Pacific Coast League, which...

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