Harold Joseph "Hal" McNamara (1889-08-03–1937-08-27) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, as a defenseman. He had two professional ice hockey playing brothers George and Howard. Born in Randolph, Ontario, Canada, he lived until 1937 before dying in Peru.

Playing careerEdit

He started as a professional with the Canadian Soo Algonquins of the International Hockey League in 1908. He later played for the Edmonton Hockey Club of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association; the Toronto Pro HC and Waterloo Colts of the Ontario Professional Hockey League; and the Cobalt Silver Kings, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Toronto Ontarios and Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association before retiring in 1917.

1908 Stanley Cup challengeEdit

McNamara was one of the Edmonton Hockey Club's 'ringers' who played in an unsuccessful Stanley Cup challenge against the Montreal Wanderers in December 1908.[1]


  1. Coleman(1966), pg. 175
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.1 1893–1926 inc.. National Hockey League. 

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