Billy Burch

William " Billy" Burch ( born November 20, 1900 in Yonkers, New York, † December 30, 1950 ) was an American professional ice hockey player who from 1922 to 1933 for the Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins played in the National Hockey League.


Billy Burch is often referred to as one of the first U.S. American to prevail as a player in the NHL. Billy, however, was drawn at an early age to Toronto, where she learned the hockey games. Together with Lionel Conacher he played football and won the title of the Ontario Union Champions. As early as junior he won the Canadian Junior Hockey in the title and played again together with Lionel Conacher and Roy Worters which also both are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. His strongest time he had with the Hamilton Tigers, but that it was also his most successful, preventing a strike of the team in the 1924/25 season in which the Tigers not competed for NHL Finals and for Billy as well as a good chance for his only Stanley Cup passed.

In 1974 he was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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