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Ernie Liffiton
Position Left Wing, Defenceman
Shot Left
5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams WPHL
Pittsburgh Bankers
Pittsburgh Professionals
Renfrew Creamery Kings
Montreal Wanderers
Toronto Tecumsehs
Halifax Crescents
Born January 25, 1885(1885-01-25),
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died January 23 1949 (aged 63),
Windsor, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1905 – 1913

Ernest James Liffiton (January 25, 1885 - January 23, 1949) an early professional ice hockey player. Over the span of his career, he played for Pittsburgh Bankers, Pittsburgh Professionals, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Montreal Wanderers, Halifax Crescents and the Toronto Tecumsehs. In 1908, he played on the Montreal Wanderers team that won the Stanley Cup.

Renfew vs. PembrookEdit

In December 1907, the Pembroke Hockey Club refused to play against the Renfrew Creamery Kings. They objected to the presence of Ernie, who was a member of Montreal Wanderer at the time, who was slated to play for the team. In that match and one that followed, both teams brought in professional players from Montreal and Ottawa to bolster their chances for victory.

Personal lifeEdit

Ernie was the son of a jeweler, who grew up in a family of one sister and five brothers. In 1909, at the age of twenty-four, Ernie married Louise Jane Thomas. He worked work in his father's Montreal wholesale jewelry and confection store, but in later years moved to Windsor, Ontario where he worked in the steel industry. He and his second wife, Hedwig "Hattie" Rueckwald, would go on to raise four children.

Although Ernie played hockey professionally, the census records of 1911 identify his job as "clerk."


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