Joe Dash Baseball Team
Title: Joe Dash Baseball Team, ca. 1950s
Photographer: Duke Studios
Museum of Northern History Collection
Local business owners sponsored many seasonal sports teams in the Kirkland Lake area, including men’s wear merchant Joe Dash.
Top row, left to right: Doug Preston, Gus Plager, Lennie Speck, Al Baird, Floyd Hillman, Larry Hillman, Dave Petrovich
Bottom row, left to right: Don Blackburn, Wayne Hillman, Joe Hrbolich, Joe Dash, Art Hillman, Willie Marshall, Unknown
Bat Boy – Bob Plager
The community is the hometown of many former NHLers, with some players returning in the off-season to work or play. The last names of “Hillman” and “Plager” were known as much for playing ball as they were for hockey.