1956-57 Edmonton Flyers Roster

Western Hockey League (WHL)
Team Record: 39-27-4 - 82 points
in the WHL's Prairie Division
Lost in 2nd Round
Coach: Bud Poile (39-27-4)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1956-57 Edmonton Flyers Statistics

The Edmonton Flyers of the Western Hockey League ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 39 wins and 27 losses and 4 ties for 82 points in the WHL's Prairie Division.

The Flyers potted 239 goals and allowed 212. Bill McCreary scored 33 goals for Edmonton, while Don Poile netted 30 or more as well. Gerry Melnyk contributed 44 assists. Dennis Riggin earned 38 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.94 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time. Bud Poile coached the team. The 1956-57 Edmonton Flyers lost in the in 2nd 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
Cummy BurtonRMay 12, 19365'10"170RSudbury, ON Canada
Hugh CoflinDDecember 15, 19286'0"190LBlaine Lake, SK Canada
Murray CostelloCFebruary 24, 19346'3"190RSouth Porcupine, ON Canada
Edward DiachukLAugust 16, 19366'1"185LVegreville, AB Canada
Art HartGSeptember 30, 19346'0"185Owlseye, ALTA Canada
Jim HayDMay 15, 19315'11"185RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Larry HillmanDFebruary 5, 19376'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Chuck HolmesRSeptember 21, 19346'0"185REdmonton, AB Canada
Gerry LeonardCMarch 30, 19365'10"195LEdmonton, ALTA Canada
Tony LeswickLMarch 17, 19235'7"160RHumboldt, SK Canada
Len LundeCNovember 13, 19366'0"194RCampbell River, AB Canada
Bill MacFarlandLWApril 4, 19326'1"190RToronto, ON CAN
Tom McCarthyLSeptember 15, 19346'1"191LToronto, ON Canada
Bill McCrearyLDecember 2, 19345'10"172LSundridge, ON Canada
Billy McNeillRJanuary 26, 19365'10"175REdmonton, AB Canada
Gerry MelnykCSeptember 16, 19345'10"165REdmonton, AB Canada
Don PoileCJune 1, 19325'11"160LFort William, ON Canada
Claude PronovostGJuly 22, 19355'9"190LShawinigan Falls, QC Canada
Dennis RigginGApril 11, 19365'11"156LKincardine, ON Canada
Francis RoggeveenDJune 10, 19356'5"205RKillam, ALTA Canada
Lorne Sampson
Ed StankiewiczRDecember 1, 19295'9"165RKitchener, ON Canada
Gord StrateDMay 28, 19356'1"190LEdmonton, AB Canada
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