StL youth hockey had humble start

From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library
at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
This photo originally was published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on Nov. 7, 1961. It shows players and coaches from the very first youth hockey league in St. Louis, at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. They are, first row, from left: John Burger Jr., Ed Signaigo, Terry McKenna and Scott Christofferson; second row, from left: Bouncer Taylor, Shrimp McPherson, Eddie Olson and George Milligan. In the photo caption so long ago, the Globe had the wrong first name for McKenna. Perhaps the photographer heard it wrong or wrote it wrong, or maybe the copy editor read it wrong. Whatever the case, almost 52 years later, this serves as a correction.

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