1955-56 Edmonton Flyers Roster

Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team Record: 33-34-3 - 56 points
in the WHL's Prairie Division
Lost in 1st Round
Coach: Bud Poile (33-34-3)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1955-56 Edmonton Flyers Statistics

The Edmonton Flyers of the Western Hockey League ended the 1955-56 season with a record of 33 wins and 34 losses and 3 ties for 56 points in the WHL's Prairie Division.

The Flyers netted 236 goals and yielded 256. Gerry Melnyk scored 37 goals for Edmonton, and Ed Stankiewicz tallied 30 or more also. Gerry Melnyk contributed 50 assists. Gilles Boisvert earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.5 goals against average, leading qualifying goaltenders.

Bud Poile coached the team. The 1955-56 Edmonton Flyers lost in the in 1st Round of the playoffs.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Al ArbourDNovember 1, 19326'0"180LSudbury, ON Canada
Gilles BoisvertGFebruary 15, 19335'8"152LTrois-Rivieres, QC Canada
John BucykLMay 12, 19356'0"215LEdmonton, AB Canada
Hugh CoflinDDecember 15, 19286'0"190LBlaine Lake, SK Canada
Norm CorcoranCAugust 15, 19315'10"160RToronto, ON Canada
Billy DeaCApril 3, 19335'8"175LEdmonton, AB Canada
Edward DiachukLAugust 16, 19366'1"185LVegreville, AB Canada
John Hart
Chuck HolmesRSeptember 21, 19346'0"185REdmonton, AB Canada
Steve HrymnakDMarch 3, 19265'11"178LPort Arthur, ON Canada
Earl JohnsonCJune 28, 19316'0"185LFort Frances, ON Canada
Ray KinasewichSeptember 12, 1933Smokey Lake, AB Canada
George KirkwoodG5'8"154LEdmonton, AB CAN
Gerry LeonardCMarch 30, 19365'10"195LEdmonton, ALTA Canada
Len LundeCNovember 13, 19366'0"194RCampbell River, AB Canada
Joe MaloLMay 22, 19346'0"180LFort William, ON
John McCormackCAugust 2, 19256'0"185LEdmonton, AB Canada
Billy McNeillRJanuary 26, 19365'10"175REdmonton, AB Canada
Gerry MelnykCSeptember 16, 19345'10"165REdmonton, AB Canada
Gordon PennellLWJanuary 13, 19296'1"185LBrandon, MB CAN
Don PoileCJune 1, 19325'11"160LFort William, ON Canada
George RanieriLJanuary 14, 19365'8"190LToronto, ON Canada
Lionel RepkaDFebruary 7, 19355'10"185LEdmonton, AB Canada
Dennis RigginGApril 11, 19365'11"156LKincardine, ON Canada
Ed StankiewiczRDecember 1, 19295'9"165RKitchener, ON Canada
Doug StevensonGApril 6, 19245'8"170LRegina, SK Canada
Max SzturmFJanuary 20, 19366'0"170RBrandon, MAN Canada
John Utendale
Pete WrightJanuary 25, 1927Grande Prairie, ALTA Canada

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