Lorne Davis Passes

Lorne Davis has passed away. The Oilers site has the news. Davis career highlights: AHL Second All-Star Team (1953), Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953), Player/Coach Muskegon Zephyrs (IHL) (1964-65),
Coach Regina Pats (WCHL) (1977-78), WCSHL’s 1st All-Star Team (1965-66).

Here is his Wikipedia bio with a small edit to account for his passing.

Lorne Austin Davis (born July 30, 1930 in Regina, Sk) was a hockey scout for the Edmonton Oilers, and a former right winger with four NHL teams. Davis spent most of his fifteen-year pro career playing for minor-league teams, with occasional call-ups to the Montreal Canadiens– with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 1953 — Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins.

In 1964-65, he player-coached the Muskegon Zephrs of the IHL. After his retirement, he went on to coach his former junior team, the WHL’s Regina Pats, before becoming a scout for the Oilers.

He received five more Stanley Cup rings for his work as a scout with the dynasty Oilers, and remained employed by the club until his death.

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5 Responses to "Lorne Davis Passes"

  1. Colby Cosh says:

    You ever notice how much quicker those old-timers aged? This whole weblog is kind of a case study in that. If I met the guy in the picture on the street, I’d figure him for 30 at the lowest. But Davis was all of 24 the year he played for the Wings.

  2. IceDragoon says:

    Lorne’s son, Brad(crash), is a scout for the Oilers; his daughter, Liane, is a power skating instructor; and his son, Darrell…


    RIP, Lorne.

  3. Doogie says:

    I actually made that Wikipedia page after meeting Lorne (along with Bob Brown) at the Red & White selection camp in August ’06. Had a good deal of fun talking to him through an entire intermission while watching Cogs play. I wonder how much of a bead they had on Samwise the following day at the U18 game, and if they had any idea we’d actually be picking high enough to have a shot at him.

    (I also met Darryl Sutter at the U18 game, when he and a gaggle of his relatives were watching his nephew play. I was also in the same concession line, one or two places back, as Glen Sather.)

  4. Lowetide says:

    The comments in this thread are all terrific. Cosh, you’re right. There’s a picture I have of my Dad after the war, he’d be 35 maybe and he looks not to far removed from the way he looked when I was a kid (I was born when he was 49).

    Louise: Yeah, interesting ties to the Oilers. Liane is the one who taught Schremp to skate without the wide body that summer, but he lost it by Christmas and never went back. I don’t know that you can change a stride to be honest, suspect it’s like trying to change a line drive hitter to a home run hitter: you is or you ain’t.

    doogie: Cool that you wrote it. I keep mentioning Gare Joyce’s book but there are some nice things about him in the book, he definitely did a lot of things for the great Oiler teams that maybe Barry Fraser got all the credit for. Not saying he didn’t deserve it, but based on Joyce’s words Davis probably deserved a ‘hat-tip’ too.

  5. Julian says:

    I met Brad Davis at a bar in Waterloo a few years back, he bought me a beer and listened to all my silly questions. I remembered him from reading about his dad in that book Ice Time by Scott Russel (I think). I’m going to go reread that chapter I think. My condolences to the family.

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