Thursday, October 04, 2012


Sam Mulholland

Samuel Charles Mulholland


A County resident for more than fifty years, “Sam” Mulholland was born in Kingston, Ontario, October 10, 1929. He attended Frontenac Public School and Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute. He led the football team to the Kingston Championship in 1944. He competed in many events in track and field championships, often coming first in the events he entered. In 1943, he starred with the KCVI Commandos when they won the collegiate championship.

In 1945, he played for the Kingston Victorias at the Junior “B” level. In 1946, Sam signed on with the Galt Rockets. He played one season in Galt, and was called up to the Philadelphia Rockets of the American Hockey League, making his professional debut at the age of nineteen. He played for several other professional teams before retiring in 1952.

Sam was also an outstanding softball and baseball player, and was invited to attend the Brooklyn Dodger camp in Vero Beach in 1949. He led many Kingston teams-Ponies, Athletics, Locos, Alcans, Optimists, to name a few, to titles at the Cricket Field and at McGaffin Stadium.

In 1953 he moved to Prince Edward County, and continued playing and coaching the sports he loved best. He also trained and drove harness racing horses for years at all of the major tracks in Ontario.

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