Chic Cecchini

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Walter Joseph Cecchini

Born: October 14, 1922 (Timmins, Ontario)
Died: March 17, 2014

 

Chic Cecchini played right wing for several seasons of senior hockey in northern Ontario during which his pesky style of play earned him the nickname Mr. Perpetual Motion.

ImageIn 1942-43, he joined for the Hollinger Greenshirts of the Gold Belt Senior Hockey League, a circuit featuring teams sponsored by area mines. Cecchini was a member of the Greenshirts championship team in 1947.

He then moved to Quebec for a season with the Victoriaville Tigers, during which he scored 20 goals and added 38 assists in 56 games.

For the 1948-49 season, he returned to Ontario, where he would spend the final six seasons of his playing career divided between the North Bay Black Hawks and the North Bay Trappers.

On the Hawks, he was joined by fellow Italian-Canadians on a trio known as the Spaghetti Line. The Hawks won the Northern Ontario senior-A title in 1949. The forward contributed eight goals and eight assists in 14 playoff games that season. He was named a First Team All-Star in the North Bay City Senior Hockey League that season.

He operated Chic’s Texaco in Timmins, Ont., and later worked at Kidd Creek Mine.

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