Sam Rothschild dressed in his Montreal Maroons uniform, ca. 1925
As one of the first Jewish children born in Sudbury, future hockey star Sam Rothschild received his early Hebrew education from Rabbi Wichefsky.
Pagnucco, Frank. Home grown heroes: A sports history of Sudbury. Sudbury: Miller Publishing, 1982
Sam Rothschild, the son of Annie and Dan Rothschild, was born on 16 October 1900 in Sudbury. He was a member of the Sudbury Wolves junior and senior hockey clubs and played professional hockey with the Montreal Maroons and New York Americans. He was the first Jewish to play in the NHL and the first Sudbury resident to play on a Stanley Cup winning team. He played a pivotal role in advancing the game of hockey, serving as coach of the Wolves during the 1930s. He also spent a considerable amount of time acting as a scout to recruit the best players in the area.
Sam was also passionate about the sport of curling as well. As a representative of Seagram's Distilleries, he encouraged the company to sponsor sporting events at the regional level. And in 1953, Rothschild helped make Sudbury the first Northern Ontario city to host the Brier championships. In 1958, he was elected the President of the Dominion Curling Association. He was nominated to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1973 and was the first Sudburian to receive this honour. He passed away in April 1987 at the age of 88 years of age.
Portrait of Sudbury Mayor Max Silverman, ca. 1965
City of Greater Sudbury Museums and Archives, # MK1684L
Max Silverman was born in the U.S. in 1900. He was the son of Myer and Sarah Silverman. He was involved in hockey as a waterboy and later as manager of the Sudbury Wolves, leading them to victory in 1932. He was elected mayor in 1965 and passed away the following year on 6 October 1966, at the age of 60.
Plaque for the Sudbury Cub Wolves, Junior Champions 1934-5, 1935