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Coming Soon: The Gordon "Fash" Fashoway Memorabilia Collection
Gordon Fashoway, Left-Wing # 11, 1960-1964
Gordon Fashoway signed program cover, WHLLeft-Winger Gordon Fashoway signed with the Portland Buckaroos of the old WHL on August 31, 1960. "Fash" as his team mates called him was by then already the 3rd highest goal scorer in hockey history with 450 goals, trailing only Gordie Howe with 468 and Maurice 'The Rocket" Richard with 544. Gordon was familiar with Portland and the fans since he had played for the Portland Eagles in 1950-51.
At 34, the 180-pound veteran was counted on for first-line duty with the Bucks. He had played nine seasons with New Westminster in the old Pacific Coast League before moving to Victoria, while twice leading the league in goals scored. Fashoway broke into hockey with Kansas City in the old United States Hockey League and also played part of one season with the Chicago Black Hawks.
Fashoway's 1st season in Portland produced exactly the results that the Buckaroos hoped for when they signed him as he lead the team with 42 goals and assisted on 32, for a total of 74 points. In addition, it was his leadership and gritty style that helped the Bucks win the Lester Patrick cup. The Western Hockey League rewarded his efforts as the first winner of the new Fred J. Hume trophy
(see the trophy by going to my trophies page) as the most gentlemanly player in the Western Hockey League. Fash received the trophy - voted by sports writers for gentlemanly conduct combined with outstanding ability - from league President Al Leader at the Glass Palace (Memorial Coliseum).
On December 12, 1962 Gordon scored his 1000th point as a professional hockey player. He scored the point while driving the puck into the net behind the San Francisco Seals Goaltender, Jim McLeod at 15:47 of the third period. While the Glass Palace fans roared for Fashoway's goal, they really didn't know they were roaring too, for a bit of hockey history. In fact, even Fashoway himself didn't know he had just scored his 1000th point as a pro. When he was told that he had just scored his 1000th point, Fash's reply was "is that so". For Fashoway that was quite the statement since he always let his game speak for itself, rather than tooting his own horn.
On January 1, 1963 Gordon Fashoway announced at a morning conference that he would be retiring at the end of the season, ending a 15-year career as a professional hockey player. Hal Laycoe, went overboard as he lavished praise on Fashoway. Laycoe pointed out that Fashoway had been the only captain the Portland club had ever known and he credited Fash's inspired leadership as a major factor in the Buck's incredible success. The Buckaroo skipper also dipped into the past to reveal Fashoway's value as a player. "Back in 1951, New Westminster purchased Fash from the Chicago Black Hawks for $6500.00, which in those days was an astounding price, perhaps the equivalent of $45,000.00 (in 1963). "Well, all I can say is that it was the greatest investment any hockey club made."
On March 27, 1963 the Portland Buckaroos and their fans honored Fash with "Gordon Fashoway" night. On that night Gordon was presented with a 1963 station wagon from the club and fans that loved him a washer and drier from the team mates that so respected him golf clubs, cash and savings bonds from those who admired him and a wrist watch from his coach Hal Laycoe. Fashoway walked away from the game as the second highest goal scorer in all of professional hockey, with a new job as the first chief scout and director of player development for the Portland Hockey Club. He also received a telegraph of congratulations from the President of the NHL, Clarence Campbell as well as sincere praise from the president of the WHL, Al Leader. That night as he had so many other times, Gordon Fashoway did what he did best. He scored Portland's first goal in a 9-2 victory over Calgary that meant a championship.
When Fashoway final hung up his skates for good at the end of the 1963 season, the 37-year-old native of Manitoba had appeared in over 965 games and had bagged 560 goals (not including his NHL or USHL goals). In addition, Fash's achievements in the WHL were studded with record breaking marks. He had played in 842 regular season games, was the league's all-time top goal manufacturer with 485, scored 20 or more goals in 15 straight seasons, 30 or more goals in 11 seasons, 40 or more goals in six seasons, ranked fourth in points with 812 and seventh in assists with 359. Fash also scored 50 goals in a season twice; 52 with Kansas City in 1949-50 and 52 with New West Minster in 1951-52.
Gordon Fashoway would eventually also take over as the Coach and General Managers of the Portland Buckaroos in 1969 when Hal Laycoe left to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Fashoway lead the Buckaroos to a Lester Patrick Cup Championship in 1970- 71 before eventually stepping down as coach in 1972.
The Portland Winter hawks Honored Connie Madigan with Connie Madigan Night on March 18, 2012
Connie Madigan Night - March 18, 2012 The Portland Winter hawks honored former Portland Buckaroo Connie Madigan and had him hand out their team awards prior to their final regular season game on Sunday, March 18 when they hosted the Seattle Thunderbirds at 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. That nights events began with a tribute to former Buckaroos defenseman Connie Madigan. Madigan is the subject of a commemorative trading card produced by the Panini trading card company honoring him for being the oldest rookie in NHL history when he joined the St. Louis Blues at the age of 38 in 1972.
Madigan signed cards during both intermissions. Fans requesting an autograph were encouraged to make a donation to the Winter hawks Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA). The fans stood in line for over an hour while Madigan signed photos and had their photos taken with the him.
Madigan played 10 years for the Buckaroos from 1964 thru 1974. He was named to four straight First All-Star Teams, won the Hal Laycoe Cup in 1966 as the league's top defenseman, and was part of two championship teams in 1965 and 1971.Following the tribute to Madigan, the Winter hawks announced the winners of the team's annual awards, including Best Defensive Player, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player.
Hockey Memorabilia added recently:
1944-45 Portland Eagles team signed photo (This was the Eagles inaugural season. The photo is signed by the following - Coach Jimmy Ward,  Eddie Shamlock, Alfred "Red" Carr, Andre Bouvrette, Bobby Morin, Art Schumann, John Milliard, Joe Conn, Aubrey "Babe" Webster, Jerry Fodey, Jim Planche, Joe Howe, Bill Ernie, Phil Dalgleish, Walt MCcartney). 1914 Portland Ice Hippodrome Stock Certificate issued in order to raise funds for the building.
Did you know that Portland Oregon is the home to the 1st professional hockey team in the Unites States?
In the summer of 1913, an Oregonian advertisement proclaimed plans of a group of Canadians preparing to build an indoor ice arena called the Ice Hippodrome. After the success of their ice-skating facilities in various Canadian cities, they were in town to erect a rink that would be among the largest in the world. To read more about the Portland Ice Hippodrome (Marshall Street Ice Arena)  and to see an original stock certificate issued in order to raise funds for the building click here
Portland Buckaroos
Portland Buckaroos Logo The site dedicated to the Portland Buckaroos, "Kings of the Road" and one of the winningest teams in all of professional hockey.
From 1960-1974 the Buckaroos won more games than any other team in professional hockey, including the Montreal Canadiens.
The city of Portland embraced the team and the players, and it was love affair that would continue for 14 years. The Memorial Coliseum, "The Glass Palace" was the place to be on Saturday Nights. Art Jones, Connie Madigan, Bill Saunders, Jack Bionda, Don Head, Dave Kelly, Norm Johnson and are not only Buckaroo legends, but legends in the Western Hockey League. This site is dedicated to all of the Portland Buckaroo players, owners, executives, coaches, trainers and other staff that made this town alive with hockey fever from 1960-1974 and is intended to keep their memory and the history of the Buckaroos alive.
Portland Buckaroos Game Used Hockey Jerseys
Andy Aitkenheads 1936-37 Portland Buckaroos hockey jersey Game used hockey jerseys; goalie masks; pucks; sticks and other vintage hockey memorabilia from some of the best ever in the WHL. Many of the items were donated to me personally by Buckaroo players themselves. You can view the memorabilia here.
Portland Buckaroos Buckaroo Team Photos
1960-61 Portland Buckaroos team photo Portland Buckaroo hockey team photos and statistics from 1929 until 1974. See all the great Portland Buckaroo teams of the pasthere.
Portland Buckaroos Vintage Hockey Trophies
Arnie Schmautz's 1st goal scored in Memorial Coliseum Trophy Vintage hockey trophies presented to Buckaroo players including the 1960-61 Fred Hume Trophy; Gordon Fashoway's 500th and 545th goal trophy (beating Rocket Richard's 544 goal record) along with many other vintage hockey trophies. You can view themhere.
Portland Buckaroos All Time Buckaroo Players
Art Jones head shot Biographies and statistics of more than twenty Buckaroo players along with individual photos as well. Read about the Portland Buckaroo players and their accomplishmentshere.
Portland Buckaroos

WHL News Release Archive

Western Hockey League Press Release Read the weekly Western Hockey League news releases from June 1959 until March 1972. This is the most complete archive of WHL news releases any-where. They came from the John White collection, Readmore.
Portland Buckaroos Jack Capell Night, 02/06/1976
Jack Capell Photo Jack Capell Night was held on February 6, 1976 and was a tribute to Jack Capell who was famous as the weatherman on KGW-TV but was also known in professional hockey as the jack-of-all-trades, a man who could handle the microphone, penalty box and clock above the Memorial Coliseum . On that night past Vancouver Canucks and Portland Buckaroo greats played an exhibition game and all proceeds were put in a trust for Jack's son's John and Tommy. To read more about that night and see photos from that night's events please go here.
Portland Buckaroos

Pacific Coast Hockey League

1926 Portland Rosebuds Hockey Program Vintage hockey memorabilia including Pacific Coast Hockey League team photos, programs and statistics starting with a Portland Rosebuds program from 1921 featuring Jack Adams on the cover. You can view these historic pieces of hockey memorabilia here.
Portland Buckaroos Other WHL Team Photos
1947-48 Seattle Ironmen Team Photo Vintage hockey memorabilia including photos of the Seattle Ironmen; Spokane Clippers; Seattle Totems; San Diego Gulls, Victoria Cougars and many more. View them here.
Memorial Coliseum - Home of the Portland Buckaroos
Bill Saunders Vintage Hockey Trophy Collection
Bill Saunders is a Western Hockey League legend and ranks third all-time in goals scored in the WHL. Bill has graciously donated his 200th WHL Goal trophy; 300th WHL goal trophy; 400th WHL goal trophy; 1969 WHL All-Star Trophy; 1967 Portland Buckaroos Most Popular Player Trophy and his 1967 Sportsmanship Trophy to this site, in order to allow Portland Buckaroo and other hockey fans to view them. These are important one-of-a-kind hockey trophies and I am proud to add them to the Portlandbuckaroos.com site.
In order to view the trophies donated by Bill Saunders, please go to
Hockey Trophies
3/18/20120 Portland Winter Hawks salute Connie Madigan
Portland Winterhawks Team Logo This salute to Connie Madigan by the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Madigan is the subject of a commemorative trading card produced by the Panini trading card company honoring him for being the oldest rookie in NHL history when he joined the St. Louis Blues at the age of 38 in 1972. . Photos from that nights events will be
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Hockey in Portland Book by Scott Petterson and Jim Mancuso, Arcadia Publishing
The History of Hockey In Portlandis the most comprehensive book ever written on the history of Hockey in Portland. The book takes you through the early years with the Portland Rosebuds (1914) and ends with the Portland Buckaroos in 1974, who were the last professional hockey team to call Portland home. Filled with over 100+ photos of the players and team that made Portland a "hockey Town".
Kings of the road: The story of the Portland Buckaroos
The extended version, (released Feb 2010) "Kings of the Road"chronicles the rise of Oregon's only dynasty in sports. From 1960 to 1974 the Buckaroos dominated the Western Hockey League and won three Lester Patrick Cups. Told through interviews with Harry Glickman, Don Head, Tom McVie, Andy Hebenton, Arnie Schmautz, Barney Krake, Norm Johnson, Bill Saunders and many others, it is a must have for any Buckaroo fan!
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Buying vintage hockey memorabilia of the Portland Rosebud and Seattle Metropolitan!!
Buying vintage hockey autographs of all deceased hockey Hall of Fame Players such as George Hainsworth, Howie Morenz, George Vezina, Joe Hall, Taffy Abel, Sprague Cleghorn, Joe Malone.
Buying vintage hockey team postcards of all Stanley Cup and Allan Cup championship teams pre 1950.
Buying vintage hockey team photos of all Allan championship teams pre-1950.
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