The NAHL: First Naval District

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 NameGiven NameTeam
SkiltonRaymond “Raymie”First Naval District
DowningFrankFirst Naval District
GawGeorge “Chippie”First Naval District
GeranGeorge “Jerry”First Naval District
HowardThomas Jr.First Naval District
HutchinsonJohn “Jack”First Naval District
LaCroixAlphonseFirst Naval District
O’hareJohn JamesFirst Naval District
OsgoodForrest CliffordFirst Naval District
PaiselyRobertFirst Naval District
ShaughnessyJoseph “Joe” MichaelFirst Naval District
CannTheodore “Ted”First Naval District
SheaJohnFirst Naval District

*NOTE: Ted Cann and John Shea appeared for only one or two games.

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