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Alexander Edward "Porky" Romeril (c.1893 – May 17, 1968) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey player, National Hockey League referee, and the first coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Romeril played junior hockey with the Toronto Canoe Club, winning the Ontario Hockey Association championship in 1912 with Romeril playing rover. He was offered $70 a week to turn professional with the Toronto Blueshirts in 1912–13, but declined and played for the Toronto Canoe Club senior team. During the First World War, Romeril played senior hockey with the Winnipeg 61st Battalion, winning the Allan Cup in 1916.

After the war, Romeril played left wing for the senior OHA team from the Toronto Granite Club, called the Toronto Granites. Led by centre Harry Watson, the Granites won the Allan Cup in 1922 and 1923 (Romeril was injured and couldn't play in the 1923 series). In 1923–24, Romeril played for Toronto Aura Lee, and then played for the Parkdale Canoe Club team in 1924–25.

In February 1927, Romeril was named head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League after the Toronto St. Patricks were acquired by a group headed by Conn Smythe and renamed the Maple Leafs. He coached the team through the rest of the 1926–27 season. Romeril then became an NHL referee until retiring in 1934.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
TOR1926–27 13751-(35)5th in CanadianDid Not Qualify
Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coaches
ARENAS: D. Carroll • ST. PATS: Heffernan • Sproule • F. Carroll • O'Donoghue • Querrie • Powers • Rodden •
MAPLE LEAFS: Romeril • Smythe • Duncan • Irvin • Day • Primeau • Clancy • Meeker • Reay • Imlach • McLellan • Kelly • Neilson • Smith • Duff • Crozier • Nykoluk • Maloney • Brophy • Armstrong • Carpenter • Watt • Burns • Beverley • Murphy • Quinn • Maurice


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