Centre Cecil Hoekstra played four games for the Montreal Canadiens in 1959-60. He was an excellent playmaker who took few penalties in a lengthy career spent mostly in the minors.
The Winnipeg native played junior with the Weston Wildcats, St. Boniface Canadians and, finally, the St. Catharines Teepees. Hoekstra scored 12 points in 14 playoff games in 1954 when St. Kitts won the Memorial Cup. He turned pro in 1955-56 when he split his playing time between the QHL's Montreal Royals and the Winnipeg Warriors of the WHL. By the late 50s he was a regular on the AHL's Rochester Americans and received a brief recall to the Habs.
Following his short stay in the NHL, Hoekstra returned to the minors for nearly a decade. His greatest success came with the AHL's Cleveland Barons where he topped the 20-goal mark four times and helped the club win the Calder Cup in 1964. After playing parts of two years with the senior Galt Hornets, Hoekstra retired in 1972.