- Joe Turner (ice hockey)
Joe Turner (
March 28, 1919– December 11, 1944/January 1945) was a Canadian professional ice hockeygoaltender who played 1 game in the National Hockey League. Born in Windsor, Ontario, he played with the Detroit Red Wings.
Turner played with the
Guelph Indiansof the Ontario Hockey Association and led the league in goals allowed on three occasions. Detroit, which held his rights, sent him to their American Hockey Leagueaffiliate, the Indianapolis Capitals, in 1941. There he played in played in the first AHL All-Star Game and was a first team All-Star as goaltender. He would also lead the Capitals to a Calder Cupchampionship. On January 5, 1942, he replaced an injured Johnny Mowersin a 3–3 tie against the Toronto Maple Leafsfor his only appearance in the NHL.
After the season, he signed up for the
United States Marine Corpsand fought in World War II. He died in Hollandin December 1944 or January 1945. For his service, the International Hockey League named it's championship trophy, the Turner Cup, after him.
* [http://www.columbiachronicle.com/back/2001_spring/2001-04-23/sports2.html Columbia Chronicle article on Turner]
* [http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/silver_splashturner.htm Legends of Hockey article on Turner Cup]
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