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John Ross Roach

John Ross Roach (June 23, 1900 in Port Perry, Ontario – July 9, 1973) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League. Roach was known for his acrobatic style of goaltending. He was a First Team All-Star during the 1932–33 NHL season. He won a Stanley Cup in 1922.

He played junior hockey with Toronto Aura Lee of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) in 1919-20 and senior with the OHA's Toronto Granites in 1920-21.

Roach turned pro with the Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL in 1921-22 and immediately led his team to the Stanley Cup. He stayed with Toronto until 1928-29 when he went to the New York Rangers.

After four seasons with the Rangers and three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings Roach retired in 1935.

He was a first team all star in 1932-33.

He was one of only seven goalies in the NHL to captain his team when he was with the Toronto St. Patricks during the 1924-25 season.

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