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Hay started out in Winnipeg with the senior Strathconas and Monarchs from 1914-17. After serving in the Canadian Army in World War I, he returned to play for the senior Regina Victorias in 1919-20 and 1920-21.
The founding of the Western Canada Hockey League in 1921 gave Hay a chance in the pros. He played for the Regina Capitals for four seasons, making the league all-star team in three of those seasons. In 1925-26 he moved with the team to the Portland Rosebuds, where he was again an all-star.
In 1926-27 his team again moved, this time to the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League. Hay was traded the next year to the Detroit Cougars where he scored 22 goals in 42 games in 1927-28. He spent 4 seasons with the Detroit NHL team, plus one with their farm team the Detroit Olympics.
He retired in 1934.
Awards & Achievements Edit
- WCHL First All-Star Team (1922, 1923, & 1924)
- WHL First All-Star Team (1926)
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- George Hay's biography at Legends of Hockey
- George Hay's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- George Hay's biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
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