Canadiens Hall of Famer Elmer Lach, centreman for Hector (Toe) Blake and Maurice (Rocket) Richard on the legendary Punch Line of the 1940s, turned 90 on Tuesday. Elmer’s still going strong in the suburbs of Montreal, truly an original from the glory days of the Canadiens. Check out the classic photo of Elmer below.
Canadiens centreman Elmer Lach (right) is photographed on January 10, 1941, with teammates Jack Adams (left) and Tony Demers, mugging at the Mount Royal Hotel’s Alexandor Furs store with a couple of stuffed bear cubs climbing a tree trunk. The Boston Bruins were in town the following night, hence the teammates’ joking, and the visitors had the last laugh, beating the Canadiens 2-1 at the Forum. (Seems like it was the last time the Bruins beat the Habs.)
Ninety candles for Canadiens legend Lach
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