Remember when: Early hockey star

George ‘Oswald’ Shorty Longman was one of Ponoka’s earliest hockey stars

George ‘Oswald’ Shorty Longman

George ‘Oswald’ Shorty Longman was one of Ponoka’s earliest hockey stars, and as a member of our first organized team in 1923-24, which later won the Intermediate Championship of Alberta in 1924-25. Shorty was a farm boy who grew up in the Sharphead district, but always found a way to get into town to play games on the outdoor rink or on ‘road trips’ , with the team first travelling in horse drawn wagons.

Please note that George is wearing very little padding and not too much tape on his stick.