Cobourg Cougars

Hockey-Gord Brooks 1975-1987

Gord Brooks

 

Gord John Brooks was born in Cobourg September 11, 1950.

He played his minor hockey with the Cobourg Church League.

In 1967 Gord made the Cobourg Cougar Junior 'B' team.

The pages that follow, in this 'Story' 1975-1987 and in the

first 'Story' 1957-1975, of Gord's career were compiled and 

assembled by Beth, Gord's wife of over 44 years. 

 

 

 

 

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Hockey-Gord Brooks 1957-1975

Gord Brooks Hockey Career

Gord John Brooks was born in Cobourg September 11, 1950.

He played his minor hockey with the Cobourg Church League.

In 1967 Gord made the Cobourg Cougar Junior 'B' team.

The pages that follow, in this 'Story' 1957-1975 and in the second 'Story'  

1975-1987, of Gord's career were compiled and assembled

by Beth, Gord's wife of over 44 years.  

 

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Hockey-Cobourg Cougars Jr B 1965-1971

Cobourg Cougars Jr B 1965

The Cobourg Cougars made their entrance onto the hockey stage in the fall of 1965 joining the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League. Community minded businessmen, Clarke Sommerville and Jeff Rolph, provided the means to put the team on the ice while Ken Medhurst and Dick Robinson provided the team leadership. The nucleus of players was recruited from Cobourg’s two-time OMHA Midget AA finalists.

 

ROBERT CLARKE SOMMERVILLE

ROBERT CLARKE SOMMERVILLE

Robert Clarke Sommerville was born in Toronto, on December 5, 1930. Playing hockey in his early life, he worked his way up to the Junior A ranks, spending 4 years as a goaltender for the Galt Black Hawks. The following two years were spent in the American Hockey League, playing with Philadelphia and Washington.

GORD BROOKS

GORD BROOKS

Gord Brooks was born in Cobourg on September 11, 1950 and has the distinction of being Cobourg’s first National Hockey League player. He played his minor hockey with the Cobourg Church Hockey League and spent the 1967- 68 season with Cobourg’s Junior ‘B’ Cougars where he collected 21 goals, 26
assists and 44 minutes in penalties.

Hockey-Dennis O’Brien

Dennis O'Brien North Star

Dennis Francis O’Brien was born June 10, 1949 in Port Hope. He learned his hockey in the Beaver Athletic Association and earned a spot on the 1967-68 Cobourg Cougar team that won the Eastern Junior B Hockey League championship. 1968-69 saw Dennis with the St Catharine’s Black Hawks of the OHA as a 19 year old. He played defense in 52 games with 235 penalty minutes.