Facts over the years about the Millionaires

- The museum has a lot of NHL Material because there have been 43 Players -
 Coaches gone on to play in the NHL.

- Special train to Yorkton. March 7 - 1951 Game #3 big four finals. Cost $1.25

- The New Stadium in 1949 cost approximately $70,000.00 

- Millionaires budget of $12,000.00 could go to $20,000.00 with more travel and
 lost work payments. "Brother that's high financing" Wed. April 4th 1951 Melville
 Advance

- Bill Hunter named stadium manager Nov. 22nd 1950

- Season tickets for 1950/51 12 Home games - $10.00

- Rubber Millionaire Bill's. Booster Club have over 400 out in circulation - hope
 for 1000  Wed. Nov. 8 - 1950

- Bill Ruehlen new stadium Manager 1951/52

- Angus Juckes - player - coach 1951/52

- 1950/51 Millionaire Home Attendance for 4 games against each team.
 Yorkton - 6,227  Swift Current - 3,862  Weyburn - 3,074
 22,610 Total for League - Exhibition and Playoffs  13,163 League - Playoffs 5,734
 ( 2,137 against Yorkton - largest crowd ) 3,713 exhibition ( 2,085 against  Lethbridge )

- Oct 17th 1951 - League wanted Melville to change their name from
 "Millionaires".  No Dice. Won Title in 1922 - 1948 & 1949

- Melville Population 1951 - 4457  --  1941 - 4011   2015 - 4500 ??????

- Don Patrick President of Millionaires 1950/51 - 1951/52

- Manager 1951 Wally Hofstrand  Booster Club - Bill Dally, Lorne Christensen,
 Ted Burgess, Bernard Alberts.  Sec. Treas. Ralph Sullivan.

- Millionaire season tickets 1951/52 for 15 home games $12.50

- 1951/52 Home opener against Regina Caps ended in a 5-5 O.T. tie 2300 fans

- Wed. Dec. 12th 1951 Millionaires played the Edmonton Mercury's. 
 Edmonton 10 - Millionaires  4

- George Abel Day April 17th 1950 - George was presented with a Winchester
 pump shotgun.

- Gordon Juckes - President of the league the Millionaires played in. Became
 President of the SAHA in 1953/54 - President of the CAHA - 1959/60 - Appointed
 Secretary - Manager of the CAHA in 1960 - when the position became full time in
 1967 his title was changed to Executive Director. He stayed in that position until
 his retirement in 1978.  Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder - 1979.
 Only Canadian to be a life member of the SAHA, CAHA and IIHF.
 Received CAHA Meritorious award in 1976.
 Only Canadian to be on the negotiating team for all three of the major
 Canadian - Soviet Union confrontations in the 70's.
 All of the above taken from CAHA Hockey Today Magazine - 1979.

- Price of an Adult Millionaire game ticket went from 75 cents to $1.00 - Nov 16/57

- History in Radio Broadcasting made in Melville Jan. 1, 1930 - New Years Day game
 between the Melville Millionaires and the Yorkton Terriers was broadcast from the
 local rink by remote control. It was the "FIRST" time in the history of Canada that
 a hockey game has been broadcasted, play by play, by remote control from any
 town. Announcer Billy Ward - radio CHWC - Regina.

- April 20-1993 - Melville Stadium - Game 7 league final against Flin Flon
 A crowd of 3366 paid fans, Plus Canteen staff, Ticket takers and Security Staff that    got in free - "A night to remember" There wasn't a space in the rink that wasn't used.
 A lot of participation by "Fish" "Squid" "Eggs"  etc.   Tuff Loss by the Millionaires.
 3366 was amazing considering the population of Melville was around 4500 people
 at that time. The City was "Alive" and that's what we are missing now. Be Proud of
 the Millionaires - you don't have to be a fan to participate. Can you imagine what
 3366 fans brought to the City - "WOW" -- Flin Flon won the game 5 - 3
 Forgot that there were also dissected frogs that hit the ice.

 Millionaires record after 46 years in the SJHL 1970 - 2016
       GP               W              L             T            OTL           SOL
     2668           1297        1206       103           36              26

 Taken from the Melville Advance August 27 - 1980.   "Pioneer Profiles"
 Melville facts 1914 - 1913 Hockey Team - "The thin red line" was beaten
 by the amateur champions of the world (Regina Victorias) by one goal.

 Melville Advance Jan. 4 - 1930
 History in Radio Broadcasting Made At Melville Jan. 1 - 1930.
 New Years Eve made history as the game between Melville and Yorkton
 was broadcast over the radio from the local rink by Remote Control.
 First time in the history of Canada that a hockey game was broadcast
 play by play by remote control from any town. Announcer was
 Billy Ward CHWC radio station in Regina.

 Wayne Hicks a Melville Millionaire 1956/57 scored the First goal in the redone
 Madison Square Gardens Feb. 18th 1968 for the Philadelphia Flyers at 12:12
 of the first period. 17,250 fans - Rangers won the game 3 - 1

 Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967. Wayne Hicks was on the ice for the first   puck drop on October 11th 1967.