Carman Ernest Marshall
Sport: Hockey: Year Inducted: 1986
Carman Ernest Marshall was born in 1929 in the village of Woodlawn, West of Ottawa. His father was a railroad employee who was transferred many times. Carman can’t recall the names of all the locations during his growing up years. However, he started his hockey career in Brockville where he played minor hockey at pee wee and bantam level.
Two transfers later, the family moved to Maxville where he played three years, still Junior age, with the Maxville Millionaires.
The next two seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49, he played with Lloyd Laporte’s highly successful Inkerman Rocket Junior team, defeating Ottawa Senators for the ODHA championship before being eliminated by Halifax St. Mary’s in Memorial Cup quarter finals in 1947-48.
The following year 48-49 he was even more successful. Again they eliminated the Ottawa Champs, St.Pat’s Juniors, and went on to defeat Halifax St. Mary’s, the Maritime Champions. They were then defeated by the powerful Montreal Royals juniors.
Carman was recruited and played with Hull volants during the 1949-50, 50-51 seasons competing in the Eastern Ontario Senior League. He was selected to the Second All Star team in 1950-51. The first year Hull made an extensive and successful tour of European countries: Scotland, England, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, France, and Switzerland.
1951-52 saw him with the Cornwall Colts who won the League Championship in the Provincial Senior League, and then were eliminated by Matane from Quebec in the first round of the Allan Cup playdowns.
Carman also spent the next two years with the Colts in the OHA Senior League competing against Kingston Canadians, Belleville McFarlands, Whitby Dunlops, and Ottawa-Hull Junior Canadians.
After playing the 1955-56 season with Cornwall Chevies, Carman decided to give up competitive hockey, but stayed with the game playing with Cornwall Old Timers teams.