Tom Moffat Hockey Uniform

Millionaires Tom Moffat

We feature Tom Moffat's hockey uniform worn when he played for the Quesnel Hockey team, which was donated by Dave Preston. Tom Moffat was born in Quesnel on September 16, 1922 to pioneer ranchers Roddy and Ella (Windt) Moffat. He was the second youngest of five children. All the children attended Quesnel Elementary and Secondary Schools. They all participated in a variety of sports. Tom took up hockey as a young boy and played on many Quesnel hockey teams, including the first Millionaires Junior Hockey Team and the Quesnel Kangaroos in the 1940's.  Having served in the RCAF, Tom was active in the Quesnel Legion for many years. He was also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rod and Gun Club and the  Quesnel Lions Club. Tom was a valued contributor to our Museum, sharing his stories about life in Quesnel in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Over the years Tom donated many treasures to our collection, including his Kangaroos hockey jacket, Nellie Baker's racing saddle, Lynn Hill's dyed purple sheep skin chaps and an unusual Blickensderfer typewriter from the Windt Family.  Pictured above is the first Quesnel Millionaires Hockey Team. Tom is standing in the back row wearing the number 4 jersey.