1959 Belleville McFarlands Hockey Team

The Belleville McFarlands were a Canadian senior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) from 1956 to 1961. The McFarlands were based out of Belleville, Ontario, playing home games at the Belleville Memorial Arena. The McFarlands played in the OHA Senior A League and won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as league champions in 1958. The McFarlands also won the 1958 Allan Cup, defeating the Kelowna Packers four games to three. The following season, the team represented Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships, in Czechoslovakia, winning the gold medal at the 1959 World Championship. The team won an impressive eight of nine games, including a final-round match versus the Soviet Union. Their only loss at the event came on the last day of the tournament versus the host Czechs, when they already had first place clinched. Games were broadcast on CJBQ radio by Jack Devine, including the world championship game in Prague. The team name was revived by a later team in the Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League from 2003 to 2006, known as the Belleville Macs.