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William Malloch Hart was the son of one of the founders of the University of Manitoba in 1877 and his hockey stick may have inspired other professors to make a difference in people’s lives, by going above and beyond in teaching. // Photo: Bill Wsiaki

Hockey treasure at St. Paul’s College

The following was written by Bill Wsiaki, a library supervisor at the Fr. H. Drake Library at St. Paul’s College. It was originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec. 1, 2108. 

For several years, two sports-related objects sat undisturbed in a display case in St. Paul’s College.

One item, a curling broom, belonged to John C. Hanley, a Jesuit priest who taught theology at the college for 21 years, beginning in 1949. He died Oct. 30, 1970. The Hanley Memorial Lecture Series was created to honour his memory.

The second, a hockey stick, was among the few possessions found in the office of the late Jesuit priest Vincent Jensen, who died May 12, 1988.

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