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Moe Mantha Sr.

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Height  1.85 m
Playing career  1954–1970
Weight  84 kg
Name  Moe Sr.
Positions  Defenseman
Role  Canadian Politician

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Born  December 13, 1933 North Bay, ON, CAN (1933-12-13)
Died  September 18, 2015, West Nipissing, Canada
Party  Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Played for  Cincinnati Mohawks, Montreal Canadiens

Maurice William "Moe" Mantha (December 13, 1933 – September 18, 2015) was a Canadian ice hockey player and politician.

Born in North Bay, Ontario, Mantha played minor league hockey for several teams in the American Hockey League, the Quebec Hockey League and the Western Hockey League (minor pro) from 1954 to 1970. He subsequently returned to Sturgeon Falls and operated his own business (Laurentide Golf Club) for a number of years before entering politics, serving as the Reeve of Springer Township.

In the 1984 federal election, Mantha ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Nipissing. He won the seat, defeating Liberal incumbent Jean-Jacques Blais. In the 1988 election, however, Mantha was defeated by Liberal candidate Bob Wood. Mantha ran again in the 1993 election, but lost to Wood again.

Mantha's son, Moe Mantha Jr., played in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1992, and subsequently became a coach for several teams in the AHL. His grandson, Ryan Mantha, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Mantha died on September 18, 2015 at the age of 81 after a brief illness.

References

Moe Mantha Sr. Wikipedia


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