Honoured Members

Mosienko, Billy

Date of Death: 1994-07-09
Date of Birth: 1921-11-02
* Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

He played minor hockey in the north-end and junior in 1939-40 with the Winnipeg Monarchs. He turned pro signing with the Chicago the next season. The Black Hawks gained a great forward unit when Mosienko teamed up with the Bentley brothers, Max and Doug, to form the "Pony Line" in the `40s. During a 14-year career he scored 258 goals and 540 points in 711 games. He won the Lady Byng Trophy (1945) and was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team (1945 & `46). He set an NHL record by scoring 3 goals in 21 seconds against New York on March 23, 1952 at MSG. He returned to Winnipeg in 1955-56 and led the Warriors to the WHL championship and the Edinborough Trophy. In 2000, he was selected to Manitoba's All-Century First All-Star Team.