George Elmer Robinson
Born: July 11, 1926 (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Died: May 18, 2014
A speedy skater, George Robinson had a peripatetic pro career after the war. He played in the AHL, PCHL and the USHL, as well as senior leagues in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. He spent the 1953-54 season with the Harringay Racers in England.
After playing junior hockey in his hometown with the Winnipeg Esquires and Winnipeg Rangers, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound forward joined the New Haven Ramblers of the American Hockey League for the 1947-48 season. He scored seven goals with two assist in 50 games for the New York Rangers farm team. He added a goal and an assist in 12 games with the Ramblers the following season, during which he also played for the Tacoma Rockets and St. Paul Saints.
In 1949-50, he was added to the roster of the Ottawa RCAF Flyers. (The Flyers represented Canada and won an Olympic gold medal in 1948.) He spent two seasons with the Flyers, while also playing in 13 games with the Ottawa Senators.
Two seasons with the Moncton Hawks was followed by a campaign in England, during which he scored 27 goals in 60 regular-season, Autumn Cup and London Cup games for Harringay.
Robinson wound up his career playing 10 Allan Cup playoff games (0 goals, 1 assist) with the Winnipeg Maroons.
After retiring as a player, he lived in Thompson, Man., where he coached generations of boys in hockey camps he operated in remote northern locations.