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Elmer James Lach (January 22, 1918 – April 4, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 14 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He was part of the Punch line, along with Maurice Richard and Toe Blake. He led the league in scoring twice, and was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1945 as the league\'s Most Valuable Player. Lach won three Stanley Cups with Montreal. He retired as the league\'s all-time leading scorer in 1954, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame 12 years later. His number 16 was retired on December 4, 2009 during the Montreal Canadiens Centennial celebrations.
Claim to fame: Football player, CFL
Birth: 14 October 1938 (Fairchance, Pennsylvania., USA)
Death: 18 September 2008 (Hamilton, Ontario)
Cogwagee (Thomas Charles Longboat)
Born June 4, 1887
Died January 9, 1949
An Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Indian reserve near Brantford, Ontario
James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 as well as writing the rule book. He is also often credited with introducing the first football helmet.
Northern Dancer was the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby. He was also the most successful horse in Canadian history
Born in Toronto on May 28, 1947
Died on January 18, 2010
Claim to fame: NHL hockey player
Maurice "The Rocket" Richard was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in one season and the first to score 500 goals in a career. He won 8 Stanley Cups and retired as the NHL's all-time leading scorer.
Art Ross was one of the premier defense men of his time. He was one of the first "rushing" defense men and that fact is reflected in his career stats, with 85 goals in 167 games. Ross won the Stanley Cup twice as a player and another as a coach.
Terry Sawchuck was an NHL goalie who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.