Renfrew Millionaires, The

Local tycoon M.J. O'Brien launched a bid to bring the Stanley Cup to Renfrew in 1910 by offering hockey stars like Lester and Frank Patrick and "Cyclone" Taylor, extravagant salaries to play for the Renfrew Creamery Kings. The team was quickly nicknamed the "Millionaires". That season they played thrilling games against Cobalt, Haileybury, Ottawa and Montreal teams, but Renfrew's hopes were cashed when the Montreal Wanderer's took the cup. After the first world wars, the emergence of the National Hockey League signaled an end to small-town participation in big-league hockey.


At the entrance to the Mateway Park Sports Complex, Renfrew

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Renfrew

Municipality: Town of Renfrew