This comment is from Heather Badger Koch:
I have been researching the Shoal Lake Hockey team for my father, William Badger, 87 years who was born in Shoal Lake. Do you know the names of the men on the team? He believes he worked for one Eddie Arnold. Dad is currently living in Calif. but is very nostalgic for his home. He was the boy in the 30’s who was rescued from Shoal Lake. He and his brother Dougie nearly drowned near the creamery.
Thanks for getting in touch. Funny how little towns have a magnetic attraction that lures people back, if not in person then in memory and in nostalgia. I remember reading the story of Bill and Dougie almost drowning in the lake. It’s recounted in Ripples on the Lake history book. Did Doug die in WWII? I couldn’t come up with any hockey rosters for you. Eddie Arnold farmed anbd breed heavy horses near Shoal Lake for decades so it is likely your grandpa worked for him. Maybe a blog reader will have more information for you. All the best, Reid