The First Naval District team was located at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. The First Naval District Athletic Director, George Brown, published a call for United States Naval Reserve Force (U.S.N.R.F.) hockey players on November 19, 1917. A December 12 article noted that 40 candidates were prepared to play. The following table provides a few of those 40+ candidates.
Home Rink: Matthews Arena (formerly, Boston Arena)
Commanding Officer: CAPT William Rees Rush, Medal of Honor
First Naval District Athletic Director: George V. Brown
Charlestown Navy Yard Athletic Director: LT J. K. Parks Jr.
First Naval District Coach: Alfred “Ralph” Winsor
Team members who were reported in press:
|Family Name||Given Name||Team|
|Skilton||Raymond “Raymie”||First Naval District|
|Downing||Frank||First Naval District|
|Gaw||George “Chippie”||First Naval District|
|Geran||George “Jerry”||First Naval District|
|Howard||Thomas Jr.||First Naval District|
|Hutchinson||John “Jack”||First Naval District|
|LaCroix||Alphonse||First Naval District|
|O’hare||John James||First Naval District|
|Osgood||Forrest Clifford||First Naval District|
|Paisely||Robert||First Naval District|
|Shaughnessy||Joseph “Joe” Michael||First Naval District|
|Cann||Theodore “Ted”||First Naval District|
|Shea||John||First Naval District|
*NOTE: Ted Cann and John Shea appeared for only one or two games.
1. Charlestown Navy Yard NPS, https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/cny.htm